Windows 7 Thread, AppData, Redirected Profiles and mapped drives in Technical; We've just started a migration to Windows 7 and have set up folder redirection without a hitch. With XP we ...
20th July 2012, 06:19 PM #1
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AppData, Redirected Profiles and mapped drives
We've just started a migration to Windows 7 and have set up folder redirection without a hitch. With XP we used to map the U: to the users documents folder on a server (\\server\share$\%username%). With Windows 7 each user folder redirects to its own location on the server (e.g. \\server\w7share$\%username%\Documents, \\server\w7share$\%username%\Pictures etc.)
We now have the U: mapped to \\server\w7share$\%username% but this also displays the user's AppData folder. We are now considering moving the AppData to a different share (e.g. \\server\w7profile\%username%) but would prefer to keep things in one location and just hide the AppData folder from view.
Is it possible to do that? Any alternative approaches worth considering?
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20th July 2012, 07:06 PM #2
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Can you not just set it to hidden, or is it automatically created as viewable?
I used to set our's out like this before ditching profiles and going straight to FR:
\\server\StaffUsers$\%USERNAME%\*Folders like Documents*
\\server\StaffUsers$\%USERNAME%\Profiles\%USERNAME %.v2\*Profile Folders like App Data*
21st July 2012, 04:43 PM #3
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Thanks for the response Blue_Cookeh.
We use Folder Redirection policies to automatically create the directories on the user's first login. The user does not get exclusive permissions to the folder but I could not see a way to specify any additional options to control the permissions or attributes for the folders. I suppose another option is creating the folders manually or maybe using a script. We were looking into using FSRM to block certain files from being saved by users. Could it also be used to prevent AppData from being visible?
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