Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, User folders renaming themselves to 'My Documents'?! in Technical; Does anyone know what's happening here? For some reason a few of the user folders - essentially where the users ...
29th November 2012, 05:00 PM #1
User folders renaming themselves to 'My Documents'?!
Does anyone know what's happening here? For some reason a few of the user folders - essentially where the users are having their home share redirected to - are automatically renaming themselves to 'My Documents' whereas some of the others stay as the users logon name i.e. swilson
This happened before when our server was 2003 but i assumed it was an issue with windows 7 when trying to view them remotely on our server but now we have 2008 R2 it's started happening again.
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29th November 2012, 05:02 PM #2
- Rep Power
Yes, we have this too.
You can get around it by denying permission to the desktop.ini folder in each of them for your domain admins group. I've been meaning to throw together a quick PS script to do this, but have yet to do so!
29th November 2012, 05:04 PM #3
Have a search on here nots of threads about it.
I wouldn't do that. It will slow down your login times. I did it here and when i removed the restriction logon times improved by 30 seconds.
Originally Posted by Gossy
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marsdenprimary (29th November 2012)
29th November 2012, 05:46 PM #4
29th November 2012, 06:02 PM #5
put the users documents folder inside another folder for the user so instead of \\server\users$\username ( which you then see as My Documents ) do this \\server\users$\username\documents this way it will rename documents inside the username folder? that way you still see all your users folders by their name and you can just drill into documents.
29th November 2012, 06:07 PM #6
This will solve your problems and will not slow down your logins.... Just add it to Logoff scripts...
Quite simply deletes the desktop.ini file when they logoff... Who needs this silly file anyway!
Last edited by TotalGeek; 29th November 2012 at 06:15 PM.
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stevenlong1985 (13th February 2013)
29th November 2012, 06:37 PM #7
Windows seems to like doing this, it does it to a Redirected Start Menu as well. A big total PITA to be honest, C'MON Microsoft sort it out.
I too have got around it by just ruuning a script to delete the desktop.ini file
29th November 2012, 08:16 PM #8
I'm currently migrating all my users to a folder structure that uses a subfolder for my douments.
30th November 2012, 12:22 AM #9
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We had the same problem, I blogged a solution here...... http://www.kevin-burke.co.uk/windows-server-technologies/home-folder-shows-documents-folder/
Hope this helps.
Originally Posted by marsdenprimary
30th November 2012, 09:15 AM #10
I would ignore @kevvo2000 post, all that will do is make your login times slower. Its not a fix just a workaround.
Originally Posted by kevvo2000
30th November 2012, 02:49 PM #11
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Its been discussed before here. See here: Desktop.ini and My Documents for the solution I used which I am happy with.
I expect FN-GM will reply to this now with some negative comment saying it will still happen if people are logged on, or don't log off properly but from experience I have found out most people do log off properly and go in these areas when people are not logged on, so not a major issue for me. I will let you make your own mind up!
30th November 2012, 03:24 PM #12
But it WILL delay logon when there is no desktop.ini and you are redirecting the folder. This does not happen on subsequent logons when the file exists. Windows looks for the file and creates it if it is missing.
Originally Posted by CommodoreS
What you really should be doing is redirecting the following as subfolders of the home drive with Vista/7/8.
Documents can be moved easily enough with a script and the rest get created on first redirection.
30th November 2012, 05:16 PM #13
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File screening old pal, will mail ya direct Jay!! Paul
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