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    How do I setup up a folder redirect for the desktop using GPO?

    Stupid question I know but I did what I thought was right today for mapping a folder of short cuts to the desktop via the folder redirect option in GPO but every time I logon on as a user I get a default local desktop and not my server based icons. I know the GPO is working as the drive mapping, interactive logon and desktop background are all working fine.


    The only thing that I'm wondering about is if the folder should be on the server itself as it presently sits on the Virtual server within the shared drive Icons so my pathname currently looks like this \\Virtual\Icons\Staff

    Any help or pointers would be greatly appreciated :-)

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    What's the setting in the gpo?

    Make sure the exclusive use option isn't checked.

    Ben

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    Thanks...will try tomorrow

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    Are you using Win XP or Win 7? If 7 it should work, if XP you need to have group policy preferences client side extensions installed on each XP box (KB943729).

    I use the gpo options:
    Grant user exclusive rights to Desktop: Disabled
    Move the contents of Desktop to the new location: Disabled
    Also apply redirection policy to Windows 2000, Windows 2000 server, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 operating systems: Enabled

    Make sure the NTFS permissions on the "Desktop" folder on the server have the user group as read only (if Read/Write or full access they will be able to add/delete desktop shortcuts of their own).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AButters View Post
    Are you using Win XP or Win 7? If 7 it should work, if XP you need to have group policy preferences client side extensions installed on each XP box (KB943729).

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    Client side extensions are only required on an XP box if pushing settings out via a GPP.

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