User Profiles

I am confused by different people on user profiles.

We are on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and run 2 terminal servers for branch access.

On the terminal servers??   I see under my C: drive - Document and Settings and then there is the entire list of my users including one called All Users
On the C: drive I also see a folder for Users and again there is the entire list of my users, and a folder called Public is where I get more confused.

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users---There is Desktop.  I look in that folder and the desktop icons that ALL my user need are there.

Then I go to C:\Users\PUBLIC ---  There is Public Desktop and again all the icons (shortcuts) are showing there.

Which path should I be using when I need to add a new shortcut for all my users?

The ALL USER folder or the PUBLIC folder
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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
It sounds as if the "All Users" folder is the default profile for the T/S users and the "Public" folder is for items that can be accessed and shared to everyone who uses the computer. A shortcut placed in Public would affect all users of the computer, whereas the same shortcut placed in All Users might only apply to new profiles created on the system.

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bankwestCTO/CashierAuthor Commented:
Thank you for clearing that up for me.    Sometimes the simplest things can cause a major headache.   LOL
Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
Thanks for the points
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
the real answer is that 'Documents and Settings' is a a link to c:\users used for backward compatibility . it doesn't really exist.
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