Terminal Windows 2008 R2 roaming profile.


  • Hi,

    I have a question about Windows 2008 R2 Terminal server with 3 language installed. English default with Germany and Dutch. I create a GPO for that language with user group.

    We are using roaming profile and everything works fine when the user logon on his desktop. they can use his application, office, etc.
    When the users click on his username on his/her desktop user can see double icons like Desktop, My documents, My pictures etc.

    If the user logon with the Dutch/English / Germany language he see also double icons with same language. When I click on the icons I see the different:

    Dutch user:

    1 icon C:\Gebruikers\Whe\My Documents  (local C: drive on the server)
    2'nd icon: \\myfileserver\whe\My Documents (network share on the file server)

    English user:

    1 icon C:\users\WKL\My Documents  (local C: drive on the server)
    2'nd icon: \\myfileserver\WKL\My Documents (network share on the file server)

    When the users use his file explorer he doesn't have the C drive or like locally drives only network shares. It is only that icon on his desktop with his/her username on it.
    What do I wrong or how can I make sure that users logon to the server with different language that they can see only one icon when they click on his username on the desktop that the user can see only my documents that refer to network share and not also the icon locally.

    Kind regards,

    Sunday, February 17, 2013 6:06 PM


  • Hi all,

    I find my solution the thread can be closed:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
    where the values contain %PUBLIC%
    I changed them to %USERPROFILE% and my double folder names where history.

    Thanks all.


    Monday, February 18, 2013 8:19 PM

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