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  • Remap Terminal Server C drive to another drive letter?

    We have an old app called BDMS which writes to the C:\Temp folder. We tried running it on TS but when two users were online at the same time, BDMS in both their sessions tried writing to the C:\Temp folder at the same time and the result was locked files for one or the other users. It's hard-coded to do this. We spoke to the current 3rd party supplier who looks after this app for us, but they refuse to modify the app to use environment variables so that each user could have a unique folder in which BDMS can write it's data.

    I thus need to know if Windows 2003 Server TS can have its C drive mapped to another drive letter for each user who logs on and in it's place can we put a unique drive location which only the respective user has access to? Thanks for your time.
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    Re: Remap Terminal Server C drive to another drive letter?

    What about creating your own transform file for the application that maps the C:\Temp variable to a user location? You'd have to uninstall the application and reinstall it with the transform. It might be worth looking into.

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    • #3
      Re: Remap Terminal Server C drive to another drive letter?

      Do you have any links on how to do this Joe? Thanks heaps.
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      • #4
        Re: Remap Terminal Server C drive to another drive letter?

        Well I can't seem to find any google results for transforms or mst files that don't apply to Office. Transforms were a big topic in the NT TS 4 days. You could:

        Look at the transform file that comes with the Office RK's and modify it to your needs

        OR

        Use an install packager like ORCA or WinInstall LE to install the app and then create a custom MSI file with your changes.

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        • #5
          Re: Remap Terminal Server C drive to another drive letter?

          Hello,

          There is an excellent (though not free) solution for these kinds of problem.
          A 3rd party software called Redirect-IT by Quest - http://www.provisionnetworks.com/sol...direct-it.aspx.

          After you install this application on your Terminal Server you can configure a rule like this:

          1. Application name - yourexe.exe
          2. Default path - C:\Temp\file.???
          3. New path - %UserProfile%\Temp\file.???

          Once this rule is configured the application will be redirected to the user temp folder instead of the system temp folder.

          Thanks,
          Smart-X

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          • #6
            Re: Remap Terminal Server C drive to another drive letter?

            Please consider to move to another application or VDI solution - The BDMS should be drop ASAP.
            Best Regards,

            Yuval Sinay

            LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14

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