Set Remote Desktop Services User Home Directory

Specifies whether Remote Desktop Services uses the specified network share or local directory path as the root of the user's home directory for a Remote Desktop Services session.

To use this setting, select the location for the home directory (network or local) from the Location drop-down list. If you choose to place the directory on a network share, type the Home Dir Root Path in the form \\Computername\Sharename, and then select the drive letter to which you want the network share to be mapped.

If you choose to keep the home directory on the local computer, type the Home Dir Root Path in the form "Drive:\Path" (without quotes), without environment variables or ellipses. Do not specify a placeholder for user alias, because Remote Desktop Services automatically appends this at logon.

Note: The Drive Letter field is ignored if you choose to specify a local path. If you choose to specify a local path but then type the name of a network share in Home Dir Root Path, Remote Desktop Services places user home directories in the network location.

If the status is set to Enabled, Remote Desktop Services creates the user's home directory in the specified location on the local computer or the network. The home directory path for each user is the specified Home Dir Root Path and the user's alias.

If the status is set to Disabled or Not Configured, the user's home directory is as specified at the server.

Supported on: At least Windows Server 2003
Location:


  1. On the Network
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirUNC
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  2. On the Local machine
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirUNC
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0

Home Dir Root Path:

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
Value NameWFHomeDir
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value

If home path is on the network, specify drive letter for the mapped drive.

Drive Letter


  1. G:
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirDrive
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueG:
  2. H:
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirDrive
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueH:
  3. I:
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirDrive
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueI:
  4. J:
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirDrive
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueJ:
  5. K:
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirDrive
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueK:
  6. L:
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirDrive
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueL:
  7. M:
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirDrive
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueM:
  8. N:
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirDrive
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueN:
  9. O:
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirDrive
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueO:
  10. P:
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirDrive
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueP:
  11. Q:
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirDrive
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueQ:
  12. R:
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirDrive
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueR:
  13. S:
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirDrive
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueS:
  14. T:
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirDrive
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueT:
  15. U:
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirDrive
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueU:
  16. V:
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirDrive
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueV:
  17. W:
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirDrive
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueW:
  18. X:
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirDrive
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueX:
  19. Y:
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirDrive
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueY:
  20. Z:
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameWFHomeDirDrive
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueZ:


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