Roaming profile kills icons on the Desktop because those programms are not on the Terminal-Server but on the clients


we use roaming profiles because some of the people don´t have a special pc and they use the first empy device they find... Those people  in addition are able to use a terminal server 2012 via vpn. They use the same credentials. After using the terminal server and relogin to an "normal" pc, some of the links and icons on the Desktop are killed, because those Programms weren´t installed on the server (i think).

any idea to use terminal server and roaming profiles ?

thanks for helping me

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Jeremy WeisingerSenior Network Consultant / EngineerCommented:
I would define a separate location for TS roaming profiles:

That way they won't conflict.

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Spike99On-Site IT TechnicianCommented:
I would exclude the user's Desktop folder from their roaming profile.

You can do that in Group Policy by adding a new GPO or modifying an existing one. The policy you want to enable is called "Exclude directories in roaming profile" in this path:
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > User Profile

This page has more details about that setting:

Although, I would definitely NOT enable this policy setting if users are in the habit of saving documents to their desktop folder.  That would result in people not seeing those files when they log on to a different system, which is arguably worse for the user than having shortcuts to apps that don't work when they're on another PC.
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