Windows 7 Thread, Student Workareas Shown as My Documents in Technical; When viewing the students workareas, instead of the names of the folders being shown. All the folders appear as My ...
24th September 2012, 11:02 AM #1
Student Workareas Shown as My Documents
When viewing the students workareas, instead of the names of the folders being shown. All the folders appear as My Documents. This is causing problems for teachers when they need to find students work.
Any Ideas ?
24th September 2012, 11:06 AM #2
its because you are redirecting the documents folder to \\server\share\group\%username% rather than \\server\share\group\%username%\documents
it creates a file called desktop.ini which renames the folder to my docs
simplest fix is use file server resource manager to stop the file being created or i believe you can change the view to show filename rather than name
Thanks to sted from:
Mcom (24th September 2012)
24th September 2012, 11:14 AM #3
Thanks Ill take a look in to that now
Last edited by Mcom; 24th September 2012 at 11:18 AM.
24th September 2012, 11:29 AM #4
We use a script here to delete the desktop.ini file that is created in their my documents when they log off.
24th September 2012, 11:33 AM #5
We use a logoff VBS as well - the only problem with removing the file at logoff is that, while students are logged in, it still displays the folder as My Documents as the file hasn't yet been deleted.
It's all detailed in the sticky at the top of this forum though Windows 7 Gotchas/Tips/FYI
24th September 2012, 11:45 AM #6
Thanks all, sorted the problem by denying read access to the desktop.ini's for all Teachers.
2nd October 2012, 09:42 PM #7
you might find that logins are a little slower now i used fsrm to stop desktop.ini and it added 25 seconds to login times
using vbs script to remove desktop.ini on logoff
and on the server added the extra field in the view section
4th October 2012, 01:43 PM #8
- Rep Power
I went through the tedious way of adding \Documents - to the end of the students home directory path and manually copying all their files into the new folder. Took me half a day but now no more problems.
4th October 2012, 02:15 PM #9
We just right click at the top > More > Add 'Filename'.
Then we just sort by Filename and use that instead of the endless stream of 'My Documents', as the Filename is the childs username, for us
4th October 2012, 02:19 PM #10
Anybody got a script that can move a students documents up a level to alleviate this issue?
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