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, 05:19 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?
20th July 2012, 06:06 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, 03:43 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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