Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, Enabling folder redirection - any caveats? in Technical; What about the c:\documents and settings\users\local settings ?
Does this become part of the roaming profile ? Sometimes the temp ...
26th May 2011, 11:38 AM #16
What about the c:\documents and settings\users\local settings ?
Does this become part of the roaming profile ? Sometimes the temp folder in there can become very large. Is it necessary to redirect this locally or do roaming profiles ignore this?
26th May 2011, 12:26 PM #17
@CyberNerd - by default local settings does not roam but you can specify exceptions in the GP to preven certain folder from roaming.
How to prevent folders from roaming with a profile in Windows Server 2003
somewhere on these forums there is also some .adm files that allow you to redirect favorites to the user documents folder and I think that I made one that could redirect the My Music and My Pictures ones seporatly as well but I can't find either at the moment.
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26th May 2011, 12:47 PM #18
Here is an old school ADM to redirect Favorites via GP to a folder, useful when switching to 7 also as you can unify such things during a switchover.
26th May 2011, 03:30 PM #19
Noticed the words Application Data on the original post, that's the one that might cause some problems with XP and the Adobe products of doom!
Also note as far as I understand it XP roaming Appdata always writes to the server as it's in use...
Should AppData be Redirected or Left in the User Profile? | sepago
Might be worth bearing in mind. Also if you set up the shares use the Traverse folder permission as that has been mooted as a fix for the Adobe \ Appdata issue
26th May 2011, 03:38 PM #20
That link is RDS specific, and also 2k8/vista/7 specific, not XP/2003.
Originally Posted by gshaw
Also, which Adobe products have issues? We don't have any installed on staff computers - except Adobe Reader/Flash Player/Shockwave Player.
26th May 2011, 04:02 PM #21
Think the point he makes is still relevant on PCs though, see this rather nice article towards the bottom
Best Practice: Roaming Profiles and Folder Redirection (a.k.a. User State Virtualization)
I think 7 splits Appdata into a local and roaming section which works out more efficient but XP doesn't make the differentiation between them
Adobe product of doom would mainly be Adobe Reader although some others do it as well. Iirc 9.4 works OK but X doesn't, although you might be able to get around it with the correct folder permissions as Adobe stuff wants to be able to see every folder down the tree in order to get to the Appdata folder. I'd use the permissions from the Microsoft article below anyway so should be OK...
Last edited by gshaw; 26th May 2011 at 04:09 PM.
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