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    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.
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    Any Ideas ?

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    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

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    Thanks Ill take a look in to that now
    Last edited by Mcom; 24th September 2012 at 11:18 AM.

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    We use a script here to delete the desktop.ini file that is created in their my documents when they log off.

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    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

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    Thanks all, sorted the problem by denying read access to the desktop.ini's for all Teachers.

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    Anybody got a script that can move a students documents up a level to alleviate this issue?

    Ben

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