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Remote Desktop Session Host User Configuration

Published: January 8, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The properties of a user account can be configured to provide a Remote Desktop Services-specific profile and home folder. This profile and home folder will only be used when a user establishes a remote session with an RD Session Host server. A separate profile for RD Session Host sessions should be assigned to a user because 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.


Event ID Source Message



Failed to load Terminal Server Profile path. Note that the profile path must be less than 256 characters in length. User Name: %1 Domain: %2



The Terminal Services User Home Directory was not set because the path specified does not exist or not accessible. The default Home Directory Path was used instead. User Name: %1 Domain: %2

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Remote Desktop Session Host

Remote Desktop Services

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