[THIN] Re: Fun with Mandatory Profiles

  • From: "Greg Reese" <gareese@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2006 13:59:06 +1200

this seemed promising but it yields a "network path not found" error.  It
shows up just fine in the user's environment variables too.  still trying to
wrestle it some to see if I can force it into place.

On 9/9/06, TSguy92 Lan <tsguy92@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

In the account setup of an enduser define their Terminal server profile path as = \\%profileserver%\sharenameformandatoryprofile\

On farm servers in location A - set a new environmental variable at a
system level defining %profileserver% = profileserver for location A.

Similar steps for locationB.

You should be able to test this without affecting any other end users, and
by using variables in the accounts, the terminal server farm they log into
should be able to find the local mandatory profile server to load up their
profile for them.



On 9/8/06, Greg Reese <gareese@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > I have two separate farms I support on the same domain and on opposite > ends of a sloooooooooow wan connection. Actually it suffers more from > latency issues than speed. Anyway, it is what it is and runs as good as it > possibly can. "improve the quality/speed of the link" is just not going to > be a solution that will happen. > > When users in location A login to Farm A they load a mandatory profile > located on a location A file server, they get an h drive on a location A > file server and all is well. Same for location B. > > Sometimes, a user in Location A needs to bounce into Location B to run > an app that only resides in location B. The problem is, the location B farm > then reaches back to the location A file server to get their mandatory > profile and it maps their drives back to the location A file server as well. > > > The drive mappings i can fix easily enough with a GPO that allows me to > set an alternate home drive location and the rest can be scripted. > > I am trying to find a clever way to use two different mandatory profiles > depending on location. Users in Location A have their TS profile path set > to their file server and user in location b have it set to theirs. The GPO > setting for alternate TS path wants a path and it then appends the username > to it so it won't work for a mandatory profile that I can figure out. We > are running the flex profile kit and the settings are identical in each > profile. > > I would like to avoid making individual mandatory profiles all over the > place if i can. I would like to have one per farm/location and when a user > logs into that farm, they get that locations mandatory profile no matter > what. > > There has got to be an easy way to slice this up so i am not copying the > profile across the WAN when people bounce into the other farm. > > > Greg >

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