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

  • From: kz20fl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:13:41 +0000

So the users will log on to file servers, as in generate a profile and desktop? 
Or just access files on them?

If it could be any user, then don't bother with the security filtering. The 
policy will only apply when they log on to servers in that OU.

Personally I'd put RDS servers in their own OU, as a matter of course. Makes 
things like these so much easier.

Redirection will only apply when a user actually logs on - so unless you've got 
apps published on the file servers, the policy shouldn't apply when a user 
accesses those.

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From: Michael Leone <oozerdude@xxxxxxxxx>
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Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:55:15 
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Subject: [THIN] Re: Win 2012R@ RDS, Group Policy and folder redirection errors

On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 11:45 AM,  <kz20fl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Are the RDS servers in their own OU, or sharing it with other servers?

All servers (except for DCs) are in the same OU.

>If they're sharing, are users actually likely to log on to the other servers?

Yes, they will be logging into file servers, which are in the same OU
as the RDS servers.

>If they're in their own OU, I'd set up a "redirect to local userprofile" GPO 
>with Loopback enabled in Replace mode, link it to the RDS OU, and security 
>filter it to the target users. Then test with GP Modelling/Results to see what 
>redirection policy gets applied.

Well, the target users could be anyone, really. I am not told when a
new user will need access to the app running in RDS. The app guys will
determine that, and set them up (the app has it's own IDs and
passwords). So - from my perspective - the target users could be any
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