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    Windows 7 Student default save location GPO

    Hello all, I am having trouble getting students to save to the H:\ drive (network location) by default, I.E when going File-Save in Office 2010(or any other application) its pointing to c:\users\5974 as oppose to \\curricsvr1\H:\5974. I have managed to stop it pointing to the "Libraries" location by running "DisableLibariesFeature.reg" and that fix worked fine. Can any one help me resolve this, as I cant find the correct GPO to modify or any other method to resolve this.

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    Rav

    (P.S Windows XP works effectively problem is only with Windows 7)

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    The answer to your prayers is located at: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=18968

    Each application has a configurable default save location.

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    Hi

    Disable access to the c drive in gpo. Also redirect the my documents to server location in gpo. Lastly we use a script to delete the c drive links which shows in the folder in the folder on the desktop with the users name

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    Hi Riki,

    Thanks for the response, I have disabled access to the C: drive in gpo, my document (Documents in Win 7) have Path: %HOMESHARE%%HOMEPATH% . I have attached a print screen of the Group Policy.

    Many Thanks

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    Hi Riki,

    Sorry forgot to say I did have a look at "Windows 7 delete/hide Local Documents Folders" and tried the script but when tested, the students name folder which appears on the desktop still has folders in it. Office 2010 still points at the c:users\**** as to the network location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ass17 View Post
    The answer to your prayers is located at: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=18968

    Each application has a configurable default save location.
    Have you done this yet?

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    Hi Ass17,

    I Have tried it and disabled internet pop ups using http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=18968 however could not locate how to change the default save location to the network. Their was something about doing it locally by going into "File-Options-Save" and changing the Default file location, but this has to be done for each user who logs into the machine therefore no good. Any additional help is greatly appreciated.

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    I will check how we do it when I get to work later, leave it with me. I'm sure we can implement a registry hack on a per user basis.

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    Hi Ass17,

    Many Many thanks fella, your support\ guidance is greatly appreciated. Just an update I have now got Office 2010 redirecting to the network location by editing this GPO
    - Microsoft Office 2010/File Open/Save dialog box/Restricted Browsing - and is now working fine

    Rav
    Last edited by Rav-Singh; 11th March 2013 at 11:49 AM.

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    HI

    Have a look at The Folder Redirection policy does not work if a previous user sets a redirected folder to an offline mode in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

    I have also been reading that offline file sync can also cause folder redirection not to work have you disabled this on the windows 7 machines.

    Richard
    Last edited by ricki; 11th March 2013 at 10:24 AM.

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    Hi Rav,

    here are the registry keys you need for both default save path and auto recovery path:

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    Excel 2010
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    Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\E xcel\Options
    Value Name: DefaultPath
    Value Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
    Value data: {we use H:\ as it maps to a users home directory}


    Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\E xcel\Options
    Value Name: AutoRecoverPath
    Value Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
    Value data: {we use H:\ as it maps to a users home directory}


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    Word 2010
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    Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\W ord\Options
    Value Name: DOC-PATH
    Value Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
    Value data: {we use H:\ as it maps to a users home directory}


    Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\W ord\Options
    Value Name: AUTOSAVE-PATH
    Value Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
    Value data: {we use H:\ as it maps to a users home directory}


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    Access 2010
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    Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\A ccess\Settings
    Value Name: Default Database Directory
    Value Type: REG_SZ
    Value data: {we use H:\ as it maps to a users home directory}


    --------------------------
    Powerpoint 2010
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    Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\P owerPoint\RecentFolderList
    Value Name: Default
    Value Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
    Value data: {we use H:\ as it maps to a users home directory}


    Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\P owerPoint\Options
    Value Name: PathToAutoRecoveryInfo
    Value Type: REG_SZ
    Value data: {we use H:\ as it maps to a users home directory}


    --------------------------
    Publisher 2010
    --------------------------


    No Save Path

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    Thanks to everyone for helping me, I appreciate it !!! Case solved !!!!

    Rav

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    Thanks Ass17 the above worked, I also found this gpo that forces a default file location -
    Microsoft Office 2010/File Open/Save dialog box/Restricted Browsing

    Cheers Rav



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