Folder Redirection Permissions
We're looking to move to Windows 7 this year and with that move gives us the opportunity to change how we currently have things setup at the moment.
Currently we have four shares for storing UserData.
Users have Profile path and HomeDrive (mapped to N:) added in their AD Account pointing to the relevant Share, for example \\servername\StaffWork$\UserName\.
We do not redirect any other Folders and User Folders are created manually or with scripts.
Windows 7 gives us the chance to change this to give ourselves more control over UserData.
I found the following link in the How-To Forum which works perfectly > Best Practice: Roaming Profiles and Folder Redirection (a.k.a. User State Virtualization)
We've created new shares and plan to consolidate the four we have into just two.
Ideally we want the contents of each user folder to look like this.
Using the GPO's, each user will get their folders created when they first log into a workstation.
This works perfectly...however, there's a catch.
For our existing users, we'd like to move some of the old data from the Old Shares into the New ones.
For example, we'd like to move UserA's old N Drive/HomePath into the new structure, so \\servername\StaffWork$\UserA copied into \\servername\UserData-Staff$\UserA\Documents
If I do this, the user doesn't have access to the files. Whoever copies the files into the folder is the CREATOR OWNER and not the User.
Permissions can be added and tweaked, but it's a manual fudge and kind of defeats the object.
Has anyone resolved this? It seems such a elegant solution it would be a shame to not use it.