In this chapter, we'll look at the technical components that shape the environment of your users' Windows 2003 Terminal Server sessions. These include the elements that work together to ensure each user gets customized access to their environment and information, including:
- Active Directory user attributes.
- User profiles.
- Home folders.
- Logon scripts.
We'll conclude with a real world case study detailing the solution that a hospital network came up with for their users.
The key to success when creating Terminal Server environments is to create a balance between giving users total freedom to configure their environment and locking down your server in order to ensure it's stability. This chapter analyzes the many ways in which you can manage your users' environment.