Windows 2019 RDS - Redirecting Folders

Caesar Corinthos 21 Reputation points
2020-12-10T20:10:06.543+00:00

We just installed a Windows 2019 RDS server. On our previous server, the RD users profiles took up a large amount of space on the C partition. Is there a way in Windows 2019 to redirect the profiles to another partition?

Second question - Can I set (through GPEDIT on the RDS server) to point to an alternate location?

Thanks.
Caesar

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  1. Jenny Yan-MSFT 9,321 Reputation points
    2020-12-11T06:06:56.457+00:00

    Hi,
    1.It is recommended to use xcopy command to move UPD files between drives in order to inheritable permissions in the new location.

    Reference link:
    Migrating User Profile Disks in Remote Desktop Services
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/ask-the-performance-team/migrating-user-profile-disks-in-remote-desktop-services/ba-p/375630

    2.Second question - Can I set (through GPEDIT on the RDS server) to point to an alternate location?
    I found following blog mentioned that ProfilesDirectory key under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList was used to store the info of location for profiles.
    Mounting RDS User Profile Disks On Another Drive
    https://samcogan.com/mounting-rds-user-profile-disks-on-another-drive/
    Please note: Information posted in the given link is hosted by a third party. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of information.


    Hope this helps and please help to accept as Answer if the response is useful.

    Thanks,
    Jenny

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