JSI Tip 8375. How does user profile and home directory settings behave with Terminal Services?

If you log on using the Terminal Services Client Software, the following hierarchy is used:

  • Terminal Services Profile, if specified.

  • User Profile, if specified.

  • Local Profile.

  • Terminal Services Home Directory, if specified.

  • Home Folder, if specified.

  • %SYSTEMDRIVE%\Documents and Settings\%UserName%.

NOTE: To use a local Home Directory when a Terminal Services Profile exists, specify a phony Terminal Services Home Directory, like \\Phony Terminal Services Home Directory.

If you log onto the Console of a Terminal Server, the following hierarchy is used:

  • Terminal Services Profile is NOT used.

  • User Profile, if specified.

  • Local Profile.

  • Terminal Services Home Directory is NOT used.

  • Home Folder, if specified.

  • %SYSTEMDRIVE%\Documents and Settings\%UserName%.



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