Local Profile on Remote Desktop.

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Steven Campbell, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. I have a PC under the stairs that I use as a file server. If I need to
    access it I just use Remote Desktop Connection from my PC. However the last
    few times I have tried to access it I am told it can't find my profile and
    it will use a local profile or words to that effect. When this happens it
    just gives me access to a plain desktop with no programs loaded.

    Any time this has happened before I just reboot the PC and its back to
    normal but I have rebooted half a dozen times now and I still can't get onto
    my profile. Is there anything I can do to force this or why does this


    Steven Campbell, Jul 15, 2008
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  2. This is unclear. Which PC are you rebooting?

    Anyway the profile in on the client computer and not on the server. It's a
    file *.rdp and by default it's created and stored in the root of "My
    Documents". If you save the password within the profile then the profile
    file will have a hidden attribute. If your default user on the servers is
    say Steven, then you will need to connect to the server using that name and
    the Steven windows password if you want to see the Stephen desktop.

    Anthony R. Gold, Jul 21, 2008
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  3. Steven Campbell

    Rob Morley Guest

    Does he say anywhere that the "file server" is anything other than a
    PC running an SMB share? You seem to be assuming it's set up as a
    domain controller.
    Rob Morley, Jul 21, 2008
  4. I have no idea why you think that. I am assuming nothing more than that
    the PC under the stairs is running the Windows Remote Desktop service.

    Anthony R. Gold, Jul 21, 2008
  5. Steven Campbell

    Rob Morley Guest

    Because I wasn't paying attention. I thought the profile referred to
    was a roaming domain profile, not a remote desktop profile. :)
    I see that now. IIRC earlier versions of Remote Desktop Client didn't
    handle profiles like that.
    Rob Morley, Jul 21, 2008
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