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While logged into the Terminal Server as the main administrator...

If I make any program changes (uninstall, install, windows updates, install flash, etc.), do these impact all terminal users?
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Carl WebsterCommented:
yes, those actions can affect the users.

I would recommend only doing those actions while there are no users logged into the server, except for the admin.
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mgedlamanAuthor Commented:
First, let me say, thank you so much for such a fast response Carl!

What about mapped network drives? Do I need to .kix script those, or if I simply map the network drive, will it show up for all users once they log off, then log back on again?
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KCTSCommented:
Don't forget that you must install programs in 'install mode' in terminal services
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Carl WebsterCommented:
I no longer use logon scripts to map drives.  I use Group Policy Preferences.
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mgedlamanAuthor Commented:
We have 2 terminal servers, so I'm guessing I have to do this on each separately?
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Carl WebsterCommented:
Your terminal servers should be in their own OU and have a Group Policy applied to that OU.  Add the Preferences to map a drive to the existing Group Polic assigned to the OU the servers are in.

If your terminal servers are not in their own OU segregated from other servers, then you are doing things the very hard (and I would say, wrong) way.
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mgedlamanAuthor Commented:
Agreed Carl.  This was not setup correctly to begin with, and I'm still pretty new at this, so I'm inheriting problems :(
I need to get these users up and running quickly...I'm just trying to figure out the best solution.
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Carl WebsterCommented:
Need a maintenance window for this.

Create an OU
Create a GPO with the mapped drives preference
move servers into OU
reboot servers
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mgedlamanAuthor Commented:
Turns out the .kix file on the main AD server looks after the TS logins
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mgedlamanAuthor Commented:
Carl is awesome!
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