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Remote Desktop Services Path, mandatory profiles, and upgrading domain to 2008 R2

MortensonIT asked
Good afternoon.

Roaming profiles are not being used anywhere in the domain.

We're using 2008 R2 remote desktop servers (Citrix, actually), and we have mandatory profiles setup in the Profile Path line in the Remote Desktop Services Profile tab of every users' object in AD (%SystemDrive%\profiles\mand.man).

The domain and forest functional levels of our single-domain forest are 2003. All of our domain controllers are now 2008 R2, and I am planning to upgrade our functional levels to 2008.

When the remote desktop servers were upgraded from 2003 to 2008 R2, the existing mandatory profile folders did not need to change -- the existing setup was fine. Will a .V2 folder be needed or any kind of change to the mandatory profile be needed when upgrading the functional levels to 2008 and 2008 R2 (I'm planning to upgrade the levels to 2008 R2 the following month, assuming all goes well with the upgrade to 2008)?
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Upgrading the functional level of the domain/forest only affects the domain controllers and what features are available to them.  No other servers (unless they are heavily tied to AD) should be affected by the functional level upgrade.


OK. That's what I thought. Just wanted to be sure.... It's upgrading the domain controllers to Server 2008 / 2008 R2 that forces the roaming profiles to use the V2 folders -- so, if the V2 folders didn't need to happen during the migration of the domain controllers to 2008, then we should need to worry about them, right? Thanks.
Right, we had no issues at all with the functional level upgrade.  We did see some v2 folders after removing 2003 servers and having only 2008r2


Great. Thanks.