[THIN] Re: [NTSysADM] Re: Re: Win 2012R@ RDS, Group Policy and folder redirection errors - MORE INFO

  • From: Michael Leone <oozerdude@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "ntsysadm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <ntsysadm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:55:21 -0400

OK, so I just got done shadowing a user utilize this app. And the
reports I had been getting were all about "Printing so slow", "app
says not responding", etc.

When I watched the user, printing was fine. Watched her zip through
printing multiple page reports like they were going out of style. When
she got to the section of the app that *generates* a PDF (and then
kicks up Adobe Reader for the user to view and print from there) ...

the generating the PDF Took 5, 6, 7 minutes. Once the PDF was
generated, Adobe Reader came right up, you could scroll up and down,
you could print, no noticeable slowness in Reader whatsoever.

So it's when the app is generating the PDF that is so slow. Time to
scream louder at the vendor ...

FYI: I did move the RDS computer accounts to their own OU;  created an
AD group with just the RDS computer accounts in it; created a new GPO.
enabled Loopback processing and Replace mode. In this GPO, User Folder
Redirection is set to "Redirect to local user profile path"; "Grant
user exclusive rights to Desktop"=Disabled; same for "Dcouments".

Linked that GPO. Applied it to the RDS group, and to one specific user.

In Event Viewer of the RDS server of this particular guinea pig ..
errr ... helpful user ... I see no errors in the last hour  with GP.
(well, one, about a non-existent login script, but I can fix that
easily enough)

As for warnings, I see a few about "Remote Desktop Services has taken
too long to load the user configuration from server <DC-3>:. One was
my testing user. But this was a few minutes *before* she got around to
trying to generate the PDF ...

Under "Information", I see Event 501, "Successfully applied policy and
redirected folder "Desktop" to "network-share-for-testing-user".

Now, why is it doing that? I mean, that's the right folder for her
re-directed Desktop, but why is it doing it, if I set the Loopback
folder redirection to "redirect to local user profile path"?

At least, there was no event error this time, I suppose that's progress ....
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