I want to understand the best way to centrally control a user?s profile. I need 10 computers to all be logged in at the same time and share a desktop that cannot be changed at the workstation ? only on the server.
I implemented folder redirection using GPOs, but when the profile is synced with the server, the desktop that is on the workstation overrides the sever copy. I thought about using roaming profiles, but I think only one computer would be allowed to login with the user at a time. What about a mandatory profile? Can the same username be logged in multiple times using a mandatory profile?
Overall, I am looking for a way to make 10 computers log in using the same username and get a desktop (and other settings) from the server. I do not want the workstation to have the ability to edit these settings; I only want the changes to be made on the server.
Also, what is the difference between a roaming profile and folder redirection? If I use folder redirection to change the path of the desktop, application data, etc. How is that all that different from a roaming profile? I understand that folder redirection does not include all the folders and files in a profile, but I am unclear when you would use one over the other. Or are they something that should always be used together?