What C: drive files need to be accessed

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Rich, May 30, 2006.

  1. Rich

    Rich Guest


    We are trying to troubleshoot users not being able to logon to WIN2K3 server
    via terminal services. We have the issued narrowed down to permissions on
    the C: drive. Can anyone verify what files/folders need to be read/written
    to on the C: drive when logging in via Terminal services?

    So far, we've identified the following:
    C:\documents and settings Domain Users must have read/write to their
    own folder.
    C:\temp Domain Users must have read/write.
    C:\windows\system32: domain users have read to this folder.


    Rich, May 30, 2006
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  2. Rich

    Phill Guest

    What error messages if any are you getting and what messages are in the
    eventlog of the server?

    Maybe a case of logon local rights if you cannnot login at all.
    Phill, May 31, 2006
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  3. Rich

    Rich Guest

    I cannot reproduce the error right now because we have a temp fix in place,
    but basically the users profile could not be written. This led me to believe
    the user didn't have rights to "C:\documents and settings".

    The fix we put in place basically gave read/write across the entire C: drive.

    Rich, May 31, 2006
  4. Rich

    Rich Guest


    After entering credentials, the credentials dialog disappears nad the
    "loading your personal settings..." dialog appears, immediately followed by a
    popup message as follows:
    TitleBar: User Environment
    Message: Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded.
    Check that you are connected to the network, or that your network is
    functioning correctly. If this problem persists, contact you network

    Responding OK to the popup, the terminal services session then closes. The
    eventlog has messages indicating a logon and logoff.

    Rich, May 31, 2006
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