Create new shared folders

This section explains how to create and share folders on the Windows EBS Management Server. You can use these parent folders to store your users’ roaming profiles and remote home folders.


After you update the Profile path in the user object properties, AD DS creates the users’ roaming profile and remote home folders, and then copies the data the next time the user logs off.

To create a shared folder for roaming profiles

  1. Log on to the Windows EBS Management Server as a domain administrator.

  2. Open Windows Explorer.

  3. Create a folder to act as the roaming profiles parent folder. Roaming profile folders for each user will be stored in this folder.


    Do not create the parent folder under the Users folder on your system drive. An acceptable location would be to create a folder called Fileshares with a subfolder called Roamingprofiles.

  4. To share the roaming profiles parent folder, right-click it and click Share. The File Sharing Wizard appears.

  5. In the drop-down list, click Find. The Select Users and Groups dialog box appears.

  6. Type the group name Authenticated Users, and then click OK.

  7. Change the permission level for Authenticated Users to Co-owner.

  8. Click Share, and then click Done to close the wizard.

  9. In Windows Explorer, right-click the roaming profiles parent folder, and then click Properties. The Properties dialog box appears.

  10. To ensure that this directory is secure against malicious users, click the Security tab.

  11. Near the bottom-right of the dialog box, click the Advanced button. The Advanced Security Settings dialog box appears.

  12. Click Edit. Another Advanced Security Settings dialog box appears.

  13. Select Authenticated Users from the list, and then click Edit.

  14. Under Allow, select the following two check boxes: List folder/read data and Create folders/append data. Clear all other check boxes, and ensure that no Deny check boxes are selected.

  15. Click OK until all the dialog boxes are closed.

If you have remote home folders present in your environment, repeat the previous set of steps to create another shared folder named Fileshares\Homefolders. Do not store remote home folders under the Users folder on the system hard drive of the Management Server.


Do not use the same directory to store roaming profiles and remote home folders on the Windows EBS Management Server.