+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, How do I setup up a folder redirect for the desktop using GPO? in Technical; Stupid question I know but I did what I thought was right today for mapping a folder of short cuts ...
  1. #1
    DocHouse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    brum
    Posts
    572
    Thank Post
    114
    Thanked 59 Times in 53 Posts
    Rep Power
    19

    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 :-)

  2. #2

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    12,995
    Thank Post
    590
    Thanked 1,498 Times in 1,344 Posts
    Rep Power
    398
    What's the setting in the gpo?

    Make sure the exclusive use option isn't checked.

    Ben

  3. #3
    DocHouse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    brum
    Posts
    572
    Thank Post
    114
    Thanked 59 Times in 53 Posts
    Rep Power
    19
    Thanks...will try tomorrow

  4. #4
    AButters's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    383
    Thank Post
    103
    Thanked 78 Times in 63 Posts
    Rep Power
    36
    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).

  5. #5

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    12,995
    Thank Post
    590
    Thanked 1,498 Times in 1,344 Posts
    Rep Power
    398
    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).

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

    Ben

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. How do you setup a wireless router?
    By andrew_91090 in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 3rd March 2009, 09:32 AM
  2. How do you back up DATA on OS X
    By HodgeHi in forum Mac
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 20th October 2008, 07:57 AM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23rd September 2008, 01:42 PM
  4. How do you back up SiMS?
    By Kyle in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 23rd January 2008, 09:35 AM
  5. How do you setup your printers?
    By mmoseley in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 6th December 2007, 05:18 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •