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Terminal Server users default printers not persistent

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Have a Windows 2008 R2 SP1 server running RDS (Terminal Services) fully patched.

When some of my users set a default printer in their session & then log out & back in they no longer have the default printer they set.

Any ideas on how to make this persistent across RDS sessions? Different users use different printers so I want them to be able to set the default printer themselves.
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Do you have terminal services roaming profiles configured ?
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I've seen this where users are telling you they are logging off, when they are really pressing X at the top. You need to check via the server or their local desktop that they are actually pressing Start -> Log Off.

Plus when they ask why they are having issues, explain that they need to log off in order for the correct printer settings to be carried across only during logon of a new session.
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No roaming profiles are configured for these users.
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I would guess then that you are deleting local profiles on exit, or they are using a mandatory profile.
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Do you have printers installed into the RDS, or are the users connecting their local printers through the RDS client?
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Have verified that mandatory profiles are NOT being used.
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The printers are installed on another server & the printer drivers are installed on the RDS server. Users go to devices & printers to choose the printer they want to use, but if they set a default printer it is not still set as default on next logon.

Verified that under RDS Host Configuration > RDP-TCP properties > Client Settings that NONE of the redirection settings are disabled.
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Do you have login scripts that are setting it?

Previously, I have written scripts that would record the default printer at logoff, and another one to restore it at login.  :-\

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