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By s2rock ·
I have a W2k terminal server. The system partition that contains the documents and settings folder is 4GB. As more users login and create local profiles in this folder the less disk space I have for the system partition. How can I move the documents and settings folder to anothe partition and have the new profiles be created in the new location? From what I can tell the profiles are always created in the documents & settings folder on the C drive.

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by swill57 In reply to documents & settings

My understanding is MS doesn't support moving Documents and Settings (KB Q236621).

Assuming user profiles get copied back to a file server when the user logs off, you just need to enable the policy to delete locally cached profiles:

----BEGIN Group Policy-------
[Computer Configuration]
[Administrative Templates]
[System]
[Logon]
<Delete cached copies of roaming profiles> =ENABLED
----END Group Policy-------

Here is a short blurb from the help:

If you enable this policy, any local copies of the user’s roaming profile are deleted when the user logs off. The roaming profile still remains on the network server that stores it.

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Also, I would say 4GB is borderline for Win2k TS with paging. Move to 9GB Drives.

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by s2rock In reply to documents & settings

I do not want to delete local profiles.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to documents & settings

You could also mount the space from another new hard drive under the Documents and Settings folder. This would have the files on another drive but the folder would still appear to be on the C drive. This means that all of the apps and shortcuts would still be good. You don't have to change any thing.

Remember that you have to empty a folder before you can mount a drive under it. Just move all of the files and folder under the Documents and Settings folder to a temp folder, mount the new drive under it and then move them back. When you move the files out of the directory it should go relatively quick becuase it is just moving the file pointer to a new directory. When you move them back, it will be a little longer. The files will have toactually move onto the new drive that you mounted under Docs and Settings.

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