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    Student mandatory profile My documents/Libraries help

    Hi,

    We are finally moving our students over to Windows 7 over the summer so I have been trying to get our images and profiles sorted early.

    I have created the profile and it is almost fine, however I'm having trouble with My documents and all the different libraries, my music folders etc. I've looked through a lot of threads on here with regards to this but nothing seems to be doing what I want, or I'm doing it wrong.

    What I've done is redirect My Documents to a users network share and this is mapped in My Computer and the link on start menu goes there also. I've applied Reg fixes to remove Favorites, Libraries etc from My Computer but when saving files within a program they still show up. Is there a way I can absolutely get rid off EVERYTHING so I'm just left with my redirected Documents to the one network share.

    I hope this makes sense. Any help with this would be great. Cheers.

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    Can't help you but wanted to post so I get the thread updates

    Our last tech sorted this for us but no idea how. Apparently there's a folder on one of the servers that by simply browsing it will screw up the libraries for all users on the school so. No idea if bullcrap or not but made me laugh at how ridiculous it sounds. We thought we had this sorted but for some reason the "downloads" folder always saves directly to the c:\ no matter what we do in terms of redirection \ reghacks. Get the odd kid from time to time coming in saying they can't find work and it's been saved locally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_Brown View Post
    Can't help you but wanted to post so I get the thread updates

    Our last tech sorted this for us but no idea how. Apparently there's a folder on one of the servers that by simply browsing it will screw up the libraries for all users on the school so. No idea if bullcrap or not but made me laugh at how ridiculous it sounds. We thought we had this sorted but for some reason the "downloads" folder always saves directly to the c:\ no matter what we do in terms of redirection \ reghacks. Get the odd kid from time to time coming in saying they can't find work and it's been saved locally.
    i use library tool google it

    it lets you set the librarys to network shares

    run it on your mandatory profile and edit the librarys so they point to your users mapped home folder.

    ours use the u: drive so mine points to u: for docs an u:\downloads etc

    hope this helps i posted instructions in another thread

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    This sounds great, I'll check it out. Thanks.

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    It's also possible to edit the Library paths in Notepad since they are just text files. e.g. from a Command Prompt...

    Code:
    notepad \\YourDomain\netlogon\Default User.v2\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\Documents.library-ms
    notepad \\YourDomain\netlogon\Default User.v2\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\Music.library-ms
    notepad \\YourDomain\netlogon\Default User.v2\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\Pictures.library-ms
    notepad \\YourDomain\netlogon\Default User.v2\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\Videos.library-ms
    Documents
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <libraryDescription xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/2009/library">
      <version>100</version>
      <isLibraryPinned>true</isLibraryPinned>
      <iconReference>imageres.dll,-1002</iconReference>
      <templateInfo>
        <folderType>{7D49D726-3C21-4F05-99AA-FDC2C9474656}</folderType>
      </templateInfo>
      <propertyStore>
        <property name="HasModifiedLocations" type="boolean"><![CDATA[true]]></property>
        <property name="ShowNonIndexedLocationsInfoBar" type="boolean"><![CDATA[false]]></property>
      </propertyStore>
      <searchConnectorDescriptionList>
        <searchConnectorDescription>
          <isDefaultSaveLocation>true</isDefaultSaveLocation>
          <isSupported>true</isSupported>
          <simpleLocation>
            <url>N:\</url>
          </simpleLocation>
        </searchConnectorDescription>
      </searchConnectorDescriptionList>
    </libraryDescription>
    Music
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <libraryDescription xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/2009/library">
      <version>100</version>
      <isLibraryPinned>true</isLibraryPinned>
      <iconReference>imageres.dll,-1004</iconReference>
      <templateInfo>
        <folderType>{94D6DDCC-4A68-4175-A374-BD584A510B78}</folderType>
      </templateInfo>
      <propertyStore>
        <property name="HasModifiedLocations" type="boolean"><![CDATA[true]]></property>
        <property name="ShowNonIndexedLocationsInfoBar" type="boolean"><![CDATA[false]]></property>
      </propertyStore>
      <searchConnectorDescriptionList>
        <searchConnectorDescription>
          <isDefaultSaveLocation>true</isDefaultSaveLocation>
          <isSupported>false</isSupported>
          <simpleLocation>
            <url>N:\My Music</url>
          </simpleLocation>
        </searchConnectorDescription>
      </searchConnectorDescriptionList>
    </libraryDescription>
    Pictures
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <libraryDescription xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/2009/library">
      <version>100</version>
      <isLibraryPinned>true</isLibraryPinned>
      <iconReference>imageres.dll,-1003</iconReference>
      <templateInfo>
        <folderType>{B3690E58-E961-423B-B687-386EBFD83239}</folderType>
      </templateInfo>
      <propertyStore>
        <property name="HasModifiedLocations" type="boolean"><![CDATA[true]]></property>
        <property name="ShowNonIndexedLocationsInfoBar" type="boolean"><![CDATA[false]]></property>
      </propertyStore>
      <searchConnectorDescriptionList>
        <searchConnectorDescription>
          <isDefaultSaveLocation>true</isDefaultSaveLocation>
          <isSupported>false</isSupported>
          <simpleLocation>
            <url>N:\My Pictures</url>
          </simpleLocation>
        </searchConnectorDescription>
      </searchConnectorDescriptionList>
    </libraryDescription>
    Videos
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <libraryDescription xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/2009/library">
      <version>100</version>
      <isLibraryPinned>true</isLibraryPinned>
      <iconReference>imageres.dll,-1005</iconReference>
      <templateInfo>
        <folderType>{5FA96407-7E77-483C-AC93-691D05850DE8}</folderType>
      </templateInfo>
      <propertyStore>
        <property name="HasModifiedLocations" type="boolean"><![CDATA[true]]></property>
        <property name="ShowNonIndexedLocationsInfoBar" type="boolean"><![CDATA[false]]></property>
      </propertyStore>
      <searchConnectorDescriptionList>
        <searchConnectorDescription>
          <isDefaultSaveLocation>true</isDefaultSaveLocation>
          <isSupported>false</isSupported>
          <simpleLocation>
            <url>N:\My Video</url>
          </simpleLocation>
        </searchConnectorDescription>
      </searchConnectorDescriptionList>
    </libraryDescription>
    ^ The paths above can be UNC paths rather than mapped drives.

    http://kevinjmorse.ca/articles/confi...cy-preferences

    IIRC, you should also completely remove the following XML elements from your .library-ms files since not doing so will cause issues.

    Code:
    <serialized>LongEncodedTextInHere</serialized>
    Code:
    <ownerSID>S-1-5-21-2127521184-1604012920-1887927527-4897363</ownerSID>
    Edit. According to MS, the <serialized> element should be left empty. The <ownerSID> element will be recreated automatically when the user logs on to a computer.
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    Thanks both of you. Very useful and I' have it sorted now!

    The only thing left for my profile to be complete is to remove the favorites. I have applied a reg update to the following key:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}\ShellFolder

    I came across this on various websites on google as well as on here, however I can't get it to remove Favorites. Any ideas?

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    I just redirect favorites to a network location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clareq View Post
    I just redirect favorites to a network location.
    Ditto!

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    Could you not just redirect Favorites instead of removing them? I deployed a registry key to put them in users home drives.

    Modify HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Exp lorer\User Shell Folder\Favorites

    Point it to H:\Favorites (or whatever drive letter you use). If its a mandatory profile for everyone, open the NTuser.man hive file in regedit and make this change once, then you don't need a GPO

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