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    Sharepoint 2007 mysite >> Home folder

    Is there a way of redirecting the sharepoint mysite to a users home folder?

    The reason I ask is because this would let our students easily access their work from home rather than manually uploading it to mysite.

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    Not that I can think of .. but I am pretty sure it is possible to set their home area to be a document library within their mysite ... but I think this is only possible if the site is hosted within your site and uses the same userid and password (ie the same authentication credentials).

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    Hi

    Salamandersoft (SalamanderSoft Limited) have been developing a web part for Sharepoint 2007 to allow users to access their home folders.



    It has an option to allow read or write access. Therefore users can upload, open, rename or delete any files they have in their home folder.


    Matt Burrell
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    Use WebDAV

    This is easy to achieve if you mean you want to redirect your users "My Documents" or U: (user) drive to their personal documents in their MySite.

    You can use group policy just like you would if you were redirecting user folders to a shared drive.

    Basically you just enable WebDAV on the IIS server that your SharePoint site is on and redirect users documents to: -

    http://URL-to-Portal/personal/%username%/Personal Documents/

    Or if you use active directory to map a drive to their documents you use the above as the location. From memory i think it moans about it not existing but it still works fine.

    That is for the 2007 version (it is slightly different in 2003).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubberteeth View Post
    This is easy to achieve if you mean you want to redirect your users "My Documents" or U: (user) drive to their personal documents in their MySite.

    You can use group policy just like you would if you were redirecting user folders to a shared drive.

    Basically you just enable WebDAV on the IIS server that your SharePoint site is on and redirect users documents to: -

    http://URL-to-Portal/personal/%username%/Personal Documents/

    Or if you use active directory to map a drive to their documents you use the above as the location. From memory i think it moans about it not existing but it still works fine.

    That is for the 2007 version (it is slightly different in 2003).
    Thanks for that, but I think I would rather keep my users document on our file server, not the sharepoint server.

    Interesting solution though.

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    rubberteeth, can you please explain how would their personal documents wind up in their MySite, as a document library ? And how does Web DAV play it's role in accomplishing this.

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    there actually is a way to do this using a URL as i did it, let me dig out some notes and i'll tell you how as i cant remember of the top of my head.

    Problem was when i was testing it there were a few issues saving back to the site but it might of been Office 2003 i really did not get much time to spend troubleshooting it but let me see what i have and at least you can play with that and see how you get on.

    James.



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