Lots of My Documents in Share Gotcha - More Help Needed
Please can someone give me a bit more help with this tip that is in the Windows 7 Gotchas Sticky:
I am currently using Windows Server 2003 and have mixed clients XP and Win 7. Where a user is new and first logs in on Win 7, the redirected folder is correctly named with the username in the share. The problem for me has started with a user that has been upgraded from XP to Win 7. Their share folder has been renamed My Documents in the share. Obviously if that happens to everyone, it will be a real nuisance to identify whose folder is whose. The redirected folder also seems to contain another My Documents folder. I have tried deleting the desktop.ini in the top level My Documents, but it looks like it changes back to being called My Documents again when the user logs in next time.
When viewing redirected folders share you may see many "My Documents"
When Windows sets up a new redirected My Documents it creates a hidden desktop.ini file which means that when you browse the share/location from Windows you may see a huge amount of folders called "My Documents"/"Documents" rather then the folder name it should be (e.g. \\server\share\username as the path could look like \\server\share\documents)
The folders are correctly named but when Windows sees the existance of the hidden desktop.ini in each directory it displays the folder as "My Documents"/"Documents" rather then the real folder name. This can happen with any special folder I believe such as Favourites.
Remove the desktop.ini file in each my docs redirected folder. This can be done with script or using Group Policy Preferences. You can also redirect to a sub folder which hides the issue (e.g. redirect to \\server\share\username\documents\)
What am I doing wrong? Do I need to remove all instances of desktop.ini at all levels within the folder?