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<UserAccount> Properties: Remote Desktop Services Profile Tab

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The Remote Desktop Services Profile tab allows you to configure the user profile environment for when a user remotely connects to an RD Session Host server.

 

Item Details

Profile Path

Specify the profile path assigned to the user when the user connects to an RD Session Host server.

Assign the user a separate profile for Remote Desktop Services sessions. Many of the common options that are stored in profiles, such as screen savers and animated menu affects, are not desirable when using Remote Desktop Services.

Remote Desktop Services Home Folder

Specify a path to a home folder to be used for Remote Desktop Services sessions. The folder can be either a local folder or a network share.

Deny this user permissions to log on to RD Session Host

Specify if the user can connect to RD Session Host servers.

Even if this check box is cleared, the user still needs to be given permission to connect to an RD Session Host server. The Remote Desktop Users group on the RD Session Host server is used to give users and groups permission to log on remotely to an RD Session Host server.

Additional considerations

  • Membership in the Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to configure the properties of a local user account.

  • Membership in the Account Operators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to configure the properties of most domain user accounts. In some cases, membership in the Domain Admins group, or equivalent, is the minimum required.

  • Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477.

  • If you do not configure a profile path or a home folder on the Remote Desktop Services Profile tab, the settings configured on the Profile tab will be used, even for remote connections. If settings are configured on both tabs, the settings configured on the Remote Desktop Services Profile tab will take precedence over the settings configured on the Profile tab for remote connections.

  • For information about configuring profile settings by using Group Policy settings, see Using Group Policy Settings.

  • For more information about implementing user profiles for users connecting to an RD Session Host server, see the Remote Desktop Services page on the Windows Server 2008 R2 TechCenter (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=138055).

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