roaming profiles and terminal server profiles

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by MikeR, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. MikeR

    MikeR Guest

    Having an issue here where I am using roaming user profiles for the domain
    and trying to get terminal server profile paths to work right. I am hiding
    and disabling drives on the TS box with GP and here is where the problem
    begins. Follow this closely:
    User logs in to TS and their profile is used (should be the TS profile).
    User has only drive E available (the rest are hidden with GP)
    User logs off.
    User comes to work the next day and logs in to their local computer (should
    be using the roaming profile).
    Users drives are still missing???
    How are these profiles getting confused???

    It seems that the TS login is still using the roaming profile.

    Appreciate any help.
    MikeR, Feb 21, 2005
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  2. Hi Mike,

    I am happy to hear from you.

    According to your description, I understand that you are confused by the
    roaming profile and terminal server profile. If I am off base, please let
    me know.

    Based on my research, you might set the wrong path for the TS profile,
    please try the following steps and see if it helps:

    1. Set the "Terminal Services User Profile" for each Terminal Server user.

    You set roaming profiles by specifying a path in the Profile or Terminal
    Services Profile tab on the user object. If you set it in Profile it will
    affect the user regardless of whether they log in via terminal services or
    thick client. If you set it in the Terminal Service Profile tab it will
    only affect the user if they log on via terminal services. You specify it
    as a UNC path and best practice is to use the %username% variable to create
    the profile directory with the name of the user object, so the path will be

    Please refer to the following KB:

    246132 User Profile and Home Directory Behavior with Terminal Services

    If the path is set properly, please help gather the information below:

    1. Does the issue occur to all users?
    2. How did you configure the GPO to hide drives?

    More info:

    The GPO setting "Hide these specified drives in My Computer" is a user
    setting. It has nothing to do with user profiles. If this setting is
    applied, the user will not see the specified drives no matter what computer
    he logs on to.

    I appreciate your taking the time to perform tests. Please feel free to let
    me know if you have any questions or if you need further assistance.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Charles Yang
    Online Partner Support
    Partner Support Group
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center


    Charles Yang (MFST)

    Microsoft Online Support Engineer

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    Charles Yang [MSFT], Feb 23, 2005
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