Folder Redirection - point of despair :( :( [PICS]
Hi folks, thanks for dropping in.
I'm really really at the end of my tether. Doesn't get much worse than 1pm on a Sunday, when it's the only time you can get some peace, and an issue of WEEKS that have been HORRIBLE still just won't go right. I have been SCREAMING at the monitor for an hour now.
Ok, folder redirection. Long and the short of it is that Documents redirects alright, or at least seems to, but nothing else will. To start with, we're on Windows 7 clients, Linux file servers (OH DEAR GOD HOW I HATE YOU LINUX!!!) server 2k8r2 domain with AD/DNS/DHCP.
Folder redirection that WORKS is Documents; the only redirect that does work (not redirecting start menu and desktops handled differently) and the settings shown thus, next to the Pictures redirection:
Now, on the client, Documents redirects fine, reflected in the Application Log. Pictures just will NOT though!!!
Urgh that's all part of the baffling mystery of Linux filesharing for me. Home drives (W: here) map fine, per user, as "\\fs1\homes" without the "" (set in AD). That seems to do it. Goodness only knows how Linux knows to serve those out right but it does.
Anyway user I'm tesing it on now has 777 permisisons on his homeshare, but it made no difference. Tried that earlier.
Last edited by Miscbrah; 12th August 2012 at 02:50 PM.
I'm confused, you're still trying to redirect to a location which has no mention of a username I'm not sure how it will work without this.
As a test, as a user, map a drive to \\fs1\homes\Documents and see firstly what's in there, and secondly if you can make a folder.
Quite honestly, not sure. File servers are Linux so goodness knows how it works, but it does. In each user account in AD, W: drive (home drive) is set to "\\fs1\homes" without the "". That's really really it. :/ I'll test that out tomorrow, had to leave for the day it's bugged me out too much to concentrate.
Wondering that it might be the case that if any of the redirected folders are set to "\\fs1\homes" it'll nuke whatever home drive is there on that path for the user, so I'll axe that and get back to it tomorrow. Failing that, I'll set up one or two users with home directories on a Windows server (just for the sake of testing) and then try and figure out how on EARTH you get that same arrangement in Linux.
I'll check back here for hints though throughout thanks SO so so much guys.