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Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Home folder best practice in Technical; Originally Posted by edutech4schools Just wanted to check what share permissions and security permissions you all have on the shared ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by edutech4schools View Post
    Just wanted to check what share permissions and security permissions you all have on the shared folder in \\server\share\user\docs.
    I found Automatic creation of user folders for home, roaming profile and redirected folders. - Ask the Directory Services Team - Site Home - TechNet Blogs to be brilliant for this when I've been working on a similar thing on a Windows 2003 server this morning.

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    Thanks for the info and screen shots.

    Firstly, did you end up with a user seeing the actual my documents folder listed inside the users home folder? Is this how it should be?

    Oddly trying my fix works a treat but I am still testing.

    So if in AD I create a home folder \\server\share\%username%
    hit apply
    then add \%username% to the end
    hit apply

    When I browse root I see d:\users\username\My Documents
    This is the important bit - the second %username% has been changed to My Documents by folder redirection but if I open My computer logged in as a teacher ,the home folder displays H:username but when they open this they are actually opening username\My documents. So the are only ever working inside the My documents folder.

    It will probably screw something up but is an interesting find and is working for my test user.

    I think the important question for me is, if I set this up following posts above, do I end up with a home folder that the user then sees the my documents folder listed with other folders within the home folder or does the home folder map directly to the My Documents folder?

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    the way have it set up as above when the user goes to their user area direct they see
    my documents

    but if they save to my documents it goes to the documents folder in their home drive
    and as an admin i see d:\users\staff\fred\documents
    d:\users\staff\fred\pictures etc

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