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    Odd Profile Issue

    Help Please! :-)

    I'm building a nice new Windows 7/2008 network.

    I've set up my new network, added a new user and given them a roaming profile. The roaming profile happily creates itself.

    I have then used folder redirection to redirect several folders back to the roaming profile, instead of them being downloaded every time a user logs on.

    When I log in I am seeing 2 folders for each and every redirected folder - one seems to be the local profile version, one the redirected version. Both merge on logout, but obviously this will be very confusing to the users.

    Am I missing something?
    Last edited by Mr.Ben; 15th December 2010 at 06:10 PM.

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    I've never heard of anyone doing it quite that way before. What I consider to be the 'normal' practice is to redirect the folders to a location completely separate from the profile, i.e.

    Profile folder:
    \\server\share\profiles\username

    Redirected folders:
    \\server\share\folders\username\Documents
    \\server\share\folders\username\Pictures
    \\server\share\folders\username\AppData

    etc

    If you do it this way, the 'local' versions in the profile are then completely redundant and can simply be deleted so that only 1 shows up (I do this at login so that the user never has an opportunity to save anything there).

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    Thought I might be trying something a little 'different'!

    My current XP/2003 build works differently, mandatory profiles for all with folder redirection to a different share - I'm trying to see If I can keep everything the profile though!

    I don't want to use mandatory profiles again - I work in a special school and would like to be able to edit individual profiles for the specific needs of our students.



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