In Windows, an administrator can configure a home folder for users. Terminal Services extends this functionality and lets an administrator configure a Terminal Services home folder that overrides the Windows home folder if a user logs on from a Terminal Services session. When a user logs on to Windows, the user receives only one home folder.
Some users may have to access multiple Terminal Services-based computers that host different applications. These systems may be located in geographically distributed locations that have different levels of connectivity. Because of network latency, it is sometimes best that a user who logs on to Terminal Services uses a home folder that has a fast connection to the Terminal Services system. To address this concern, some enterprise environments use various methods to modify one or more of the environment variables that are listed in the "Symptoms" section. Typically, the variables are modified in a way that the user always obtains a more local file server for the home folder. However, these variables should not be modified by a user or by an administrator.
Article ID: 841343 - Last Review: Sep 5, 2007 - Revision: 1