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    Have I mucked it up :(?

    So yesterday I was playing with some GPO's and was messing around with the redirection of folders, in my case the Documents folder I set the GPO to "Redirect Everyones folder to the same location" and then "Redirect to the Users Home Directory", I was doing this on a test OU with a test User account and found that this method would just create a My Documents Folder in the Home Drive share so for example if I set Users home directory to \\server\shd\test when applying this setting it would make this the users home directory \\server\shd\My Documents which isn't what I wanted, I wanted it to look more like this \\server\shd\test\My Documents. So I found what worked best and got it all sorted.

    Little did I know I messed up I was editing the wrong GPO in the end result and edited a live GPO for all staff which set the redirection like this \\server\shd\My Documents now every user I look for under our share 'shd' is a load of folders saying My Documents. I have realised the error in what I had done and reverted the GPO back, will this sort it out as I think it's really messed it all up please help I'm flapping around like a dodo in stress right now!

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    Not so much, you're finding out about the desktop.ini annoyance.

    Home folders renames to My Documents

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    Alex, add the filename attribute to explorer (by right clicking a blank space near date modified etc.). This should add the users username.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairm010 View Post
    Alex, add the filename attribute to explorer (by right clicking a blank space near date modified etc.). This should add the users username.
    Oh yeah cheers, is that the only fix then?? What do I have to do to put it back so test was \\server\shd\test\My Documents or is there no way of putting it back?

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    I use FSRM to stop it creating desktop.ini in the user shares. Works well.

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    Ok I have tried reading through the other post but it has slightly confused me :S! What is causing it and how do I stop it. I have now changed the GPO back to redirect Documents to \\server\shd\%USERNAME% as this worked before will it sort itself out once the GPO has applied to those users or am I now stuck like this??

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    At the shd folder on the file server, go to Properties > Sharing tab > Caching and turn off caching (Middle option) assuming that you don't use offline files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairm010 View Post
    At the shd folder on the file server, go to Properties > Sharing tab > Caching and turn off caching (Middle option) assuming that you don't use offline files.

    Matt
    Can't do that The staff use Offline Files for their laptops! Any other suggestions will be most appreciated...

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    Ha, I hate offline files in Win 7. It actually worked in good old XP! Sorry bud, can't think of anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairm010 View Post
    Sorry bud, can't think of anything else.
    AHHHHH! Dammit, I actually hate my life, so does everyone think I'm stuck like this now?

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    Does it now redirect back to the folder you want it to?

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    No not yet although I have only just set the GPO back to how it was before when it was working how I wanted it to.

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    Id do a gpupdate /force on a machine and then log in as a test user. If it redirects back to where you want your halfway there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan View Post
    I use FSRM to stop it creating desktop.ini in the user shares. Works well.
    Out of interest we had this set, and found it added to login times dramatically. With the option off login times were normal.

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    abillybob please stop playing with your live ad like this I realise you thought it was in a test ou but this is really a very very bad idea.

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