Do I keep roaming profiles and redirection?
Posted on 2013-01-30
Here's the background. I'm running a lab trying to test out some scenarios, some what ifs.
Server 2003 TS farm
One server 2003 server with two shares, userProfile$ and userHome$.
Server 2008R2 with DFS role and replication between a second DFS server.
4 2008R2 servers in an RDS farm
I'm migrating the shares to the DFS server and changing scripts where necessary to point to the new server.
For the user accounts, there is a roaming profile, and homefolder with redirection (Desktop redirected to a folder of icons with necessary programs). When testing at first, a user account logging into the new farm doesn't have any of their customiztions anymore (obviously) and they don't have permission to modify the desktop (something available in the old farm). I think this is an issue between roaming profiles between 2003 and 2008. Obviously the file server is now full of V2 directories.
So my question is this: How do I give a nice dynamic interface (such as was the fashion of roaming profiles where they could have their own icons, favorites ect) on the new farm while still being able to enforce certain desktop icons and what not? I've done plenty of folder redirection but never have I done roaming profiles so I'm interested in what I need to do for a successful migration. Again this is a lab so I can blow it away and recreate it anytime I wish.