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Folder redirecion doesnt seem to work for office 2010 settings

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Hi we are using 3 terminal servers and using folder redirection for App Data as part of our group policy. we are finding that the office 2010 and printer settings are not following the user. Did we choose the wrong solution for our users to get the same experience when they logon to different Terminal servers?

Should we have used Roaming profiles? Can we resolve this issue somehow to ensure that our user's Office settings and printer settings follow them everywhere they logon?
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Your printer setting reside in the user's registry so folder redirection will not work with this.
You will need to use Roaming Profile to accomplish the printer settings.
Most likely the same for your Office 2010 settings, but I am not sure which ones you are referring to.

I would recommend a combo configuration with Roaming Profile in conjunction with Folder redirection for the folders you wish to follow the users.

I currently and using Citrix Profile Manager with Folder Redirection and it works pretty well, but we do get users with corrupt usernt.dat files that will in turn cause a user to get a Temp Profile.


I only recommend Redirecting folders you need and allow Roaming Profile handle the others,
I only Redirect Desktop, Documents and Favorites.  I do not care about the users Pics, Music or Video.

You can also leverage App\Roaming redirections as well.

Folder Redirection Overview
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732275.aspx

Deploy Folder Redirection, Offline Files, and Roaming User Profiles
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj649074.aspx

How to configure Roaming Profiles and Folder Redirection
http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2010/08/best-practice-roaming-profiles-and-folder-redirection-a-k-a-user-virtualization/
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What version of Remote Desktop Services are you using? Windows 2012 and 2012 R2 allow you to use user profile disks which capture the entire user profiles, but don't have the same network overhead as roaming profiles. User profile disks are compatible with folder redirection as well.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2012/11/13/easier-user-data-management-with-user-profile-disks-in-windows-server-2012.aspx
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