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when adding the following on a Terminal Server for a specific user account im assuming NOT all have to be completed but in what instance would all be connected in what instance can they be mixed and matched?

Profile path: c:\profile\%username% - Is this path completed because they are remote to machine ie one place?

Local path: c:\Users\%username% - Is this path completed because a user is local to the machine?

what about:

Connect z:  \\servername\users\%username% - I clicked apply and the user account appeared and I then rebooted both server and client pc but on logging onto both server and client I could not see mapped drive although obviously empty being the first attempt at creating - why?
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yes the url is definately useful although I cant disguish what each is for so after doing some testing on Profile path, Local path & Connect it is hard to see as using on host pc but it appears after reading and some practical that my comments below are correct!!

- Profile path - a pc local to presumably the server ie same building and user stays at same desk everyday using same pc
- Login script - used if wished by administrator

Home Folder
- Local path - Im assuming although this is set as c:\users\%username% - it I think means a user can log onto any pc within same network with this profile

- Connect - This means a mapped drive can be created on the server that I have done and when a xp host pc logs on the drive is in place and the user can now at the end of the day save data in that mapped drive which would be saved on ther server.

One more question if all of the above can be done, why would I logon to a win 2003 server dc, AD, computers and right click a host pc and select 'Manage' if it can all be done from win 2003, AD?
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What is the version of your Terminal Server - 2003 or 2008?
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win 2003 im using havent moved across to 2008 yet just getting my story straight!

profile path - is for roaming users so they can logon and still pick up there settings on any pc on same network configured.
login script - used if wished by administrator

home folder - used for a user always at a pc everyday.
connect - a mapped drive created on a server to store users data, so when a user logs on they will see the mapped drive and everyday they should save their data in the mapped drive.

so i would say this thread is complete with your help of the url you sent!
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great
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ive selected myself as partial answer just for the purposes of shortening the explanation of my initial question although all points should go to the expert that helped!!appreciated for time!!
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