Skip to content


Archive for October, 2012

Despite several attempts to deploy Windows 7 (!) the majority of the infrastructure is still on XP. As a result, when users with roaming profiles log on to RDP sessions (or RDS sessions) the XP profiles are not compatible and a temporary profile is generated instead.

The key is to generate a Terminal Services Profile in AD which will be launched whenever the RDP session is connected. This profile has a “.V2″ extension which clearly defines it as separate from the original XP profile.

However, during the early stages of testing, we found that simply creating the new TS profile entry didn’t always kickstart the new profile, especially if the user had previously been logged in on the server.

it’s necessary to delete all traces of the original profile from the server that is generating the temporary profile,

Delete the profile folder from C:\Users or under the  Advanced System Properties –> User Profiles

Delete the profile list entry from the registry – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Now the remote desktop server will generate the new user profile when the user logins. It resolves all the temp profile issue.



Change Windows 8 / Server 2012 Product Key To Complete the Activation

Go to the Start screen then right click at the bottom to get all apps, select “command” and right click. Make sure you choose run as “Administrator” from the bottom options.

In the command prompt, in the given path;

to change the key:

C:\Windows\System32> slmgr.vbs /ipk ABCDE-FGHIJ-KLMNO-PQRST-UVWXY

to activate the key:

C:\Windows\System32> slmgr.vbs -ato

Finally you will get the confirmation – Product Activated successfully.

One more option:

I built this server and installed Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V. It is amazing processors core structure for me, look at this….. and It’s running with,

4 x  Intel® Xeon® Processor E74830, 24M Cache, 2.13 GHz and 126GB Memory