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    Desktop Redirection causing issues with Document Libraries

    Hi All

    I'm facing a very frustrating issue for which I cant even seem to get a work around even.

    The problem is, when I redirect users and staff desktop to a unc path (\\servername\share) the document libraries become terribly slow. I have disabled libraries from the registry, but when I use office 2013 and i click file and open, or file and save as, the window opens with the slow libraries location as default or doesn't open at all.

    The moment I disable the desktop redirect gpo, the libraries and office works perfect. I really need to restrict access to desktop. Please anyone, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    I'm running office 2013 with folder\desktop\start menu redirection with no issues with windows 7. I'm using 2012 r2, what server os are you?

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    I'm using server 2012 'r2 with Windows 7 sp1 n office 2013 proplus sp1

    Is your setup exactly the same?

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    yup it sounds identical. I do use libraries too. Do you have one gpo handling all the re direction for one type of user?

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    Initially yes, but then I started to separate the different settings to new gpo's disabling n enabling each gpo to narrow down where the problem lay.

    I did have my gpo migrated from server 2003, rather then setting it up fresh, did you set your group policies manually again when you set up sever 2012 r2?

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    Mine is a brand new domain, as we migrated from the council. I have one gpo doing all redirection for students, one for staff etc.. as they have different shortcuts. Yes all gpo's set up from scratch.
    The fact you migrated sounds like the only difference between our setup. If you want me to compare any settings when im in work tomorrow let me know.

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    I keep the Libraries enabled and simply modify the paths to the redirected folders within the .library-ms files.

    Like @jertsy, I don't have any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I keep the Libraries enabled and simply modify the paths to the redirected folders within the .library-ms files.

    Like @jertsy, I don't have any problems.
    Hi Arthur

    Thanks for the link, it looks very interesting, just a couple questions regarding it if you don't mind.

    I don't have roaming profiles set for staff and student users, only admin users, the link says to modify the library files for the server, wouldn't I need to modify the library files for the local machines?

    Hope this makes sense.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ess2k View Post
    wouldn't I need to modify the library files for the local machines?
    You would if you are using local profiles. What you could do is save your modified .library-ms files somewhere on your network and then use Group Policy Preferences to copy them to the local machine (overwriting the .library-ms files that already exist in %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries for each student and staff user).

    The example given in the link above was for a Windows 7 default domain profile.

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    Unbelievable!!!

    I am using local profiles, so I modified the library files and copied them to the default user profile. they do copy over to the user profile when the user logs in and redirects to N: but the libraries are still bloody sloww!!! even though they pointing to the correct place. Some office applications still cant open or save as, and generate an error message.

    Dont know what else I can try.

    maybe a group policy rebuild? i dont know, its a daunting task and im running out of time

    Thanks for all your help guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ess2k View Post
    I have disabled libraries from the registry
    Quote Originally Posted by ess2k View Post
    the libraries are still bloody sloww!!!
    Did you re-enable the Libraries in the registry on the PC you are testing the new .library-ms files on?
    Last edited by Arthur; 11th August 2014 at 08:57 PM.

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    When I said I disabled the libraries, what I meant was I hid them from appearing in explorer, as i dont think you can completely disable libraries. so I dont think unhiding the libraries would really make a difference.

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    why not create 1 new gpo? I
    have a profile set in AD as \\fileserver\%username%
    and folder redirection to \\homepath\%homeshare%
    thats from memory I can check when at work tomorrow if that helps.
    Hope you get sorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ess2k View Post
    When I said I disabled the libraries, what I meant was I hid them from appearing in explorer
    Ah! That's alright then.

    Quote Originally Posted by ess2k View Post
    I don't think you can completely disable libraries.
    You can disable them by editing the registry, but it's not really recommended.

    Quote Originally Posted by ess2k View Post
    Some office applications still can't open or save as, and generate an error message.
    What error message do you get?
    Last edited by Arthur; 11th August 2014 at 09:00 PM.

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