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  • Nlb terminal servers

    senario:

    need to set up 4 terminal 2003 servers for 200 users. server a /b /c /d. nlb should be activated on all
    servers around 50 users will be connected to each server. if for any reason one of the servers is down
    users from that server could reconnect among the 3 left servers. yet i want to know what is the best way
    to keep those users (and any user for that matter) personal settings like desktop shortcuts , favorits
    etc when thay move from one server to another. all terminals are connected to the company domain (active directory).

  • #2
    Re: Nlb terminal servers

    Use mandatory profiles if you do not want to allow the users to save their custom settings.
    Use roaming profiles if you want the user to be able to save their custom settings and have them available on any server.
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    • #3
      Re: Nlb terminal servers

      If you have at least one Windows2003 Enterprise server (not one part of the TS farm), I would suggest you check the Session Directory service also.

      Relevant articles:
      - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301926
      - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...directory.mspx

      Good luck. Keep us posted.

      Sorin Solomon


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      • #4
        Re: Nlb terminal servers

        also i would suggest to place the TSFarm into a seperate VLAN. This to minimize the traffic on the user/server network. NLB will sends a lot of broadcasting and multicasting traffic on you're network
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        • #5
          Re: Nlb terminal servers

          Absolutely! Especially if you're using Cisco switches, the noise NLB's multicast does is unbearable!
          This is the reason I dumped Microsoft's NLB and went for a third party solution: 2X Load Balancer. It's not free, but it's a great tool!

          Sorin Solomon


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