Do not use temporary folders per session

This policy setting allows you to prevent Remote Desktop Services from creating session-specific temporary folders.

You can use this policy setting to disable the creation of separate temporary folders on a remote computer for each session. By default, Remote Desktop Services creates a separate temporary folder for each active session that a user maintains on a remote computer. These temporary folders are created on the remote computer in a Temp folder under the user's profile folder and are named with the "sessionid".

If you enable this policy setting, per-session temporary folders are not created. Instead, a user's temporary files for all sessions on the remote computer are stored in a common Temp folder under the user's profile folder on the remote computer.

If you disable this policy setting, per-session temporary folders are always created, even if you specify otherwise in the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration tool.

If you do not configure this policy setting, per-session temporary folders are created unless you specify otherwise in the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration tool.

Supported on: At least Windows Server 2003
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
Value NamePerSessionTempDir
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value0
Disabled Value1

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