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'User profile' versus 'Remote Desktop Services Profile' for Remote-Desktop-only user roaming profiles

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Hi Experts!

In our hosted solution users only log on via terminal services, that is setup with Roaming Profiles (users only log on via remote desktop services).
For as long as I've been in the company, Roaming profiles are setup in AD via the 'Profile' tab and  I've never questioned that because it has never failed to work.
It's not that I haven't noticed the 'Remote Desktop Services Profile' tab but I just never dug into it.
Now that I am preparing Google Chrome in a roaming profiles scenarium I read this article saying that
You should assign a separate profile for Remote Desktop Services sessions because many of the common options that are stored in profiles, such as screen savers and animated menu affects, are not desirable when using Remote Desktop Services
Would you recommend changing our user configuration and why/why not?
Changing this would require a lot of preparation, so I hope to see strong arguments.

Thank you!

Anders
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