Remote Desktop - 2008 R2

Posted on 2012-09-19
Last Modified: 2012-10-05
I am configuring remote desktop on 2008 R2 for remote use for a Full Desktop.
Is there a way to force the "profile" that is created default place under c:\Users\User1 (which includes folders like Contacts, Desktop, Downloads , Favorites, etc) to a different location.  Like a  share on the Data Server instead.  

I thought that defining the AD Users and Computers, User1, Remote Desktop Services Profile tab (Profile Path and Home Folder) settings, but it did not.

Also, is there a way to eliminate seeing Administrative Tools and all the Sub Applications from a users Remote Desktop Session?

Thank You.
Question by:howmad2
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    use GPO apply to the remote desktop OU.

    Hide Administrative Tools

    log into your RDS server as domain admin and change the NTFS permissions on the folder “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools”. Removed inheritance and then removed all permissions for Everyone and Users. That way your admins still can access it, but any other RDS session user won't see any shortcuts for Admin Tools in the Start Menu anymore.

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