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    User Home Folder Renamed to documents - fixed in SP1 ??

    Hello all,

    Has the problem whereby the users home folders are renamed to "My Documents" or "Documents" when using Server 2008 R2 and Vista / Win 7 clients been fixed in SP1.

    I have a work around, but it would be nice if it has been fixed. Does anybody know??

    Many thanks,

    John

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    is there a file called desktop.ini in the folder?

    or use the search function

    Home folders renames to My Documents
    Last edited by oxide54; 11th April 2011 at 12:21 AM.

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    I doubt it has to be honest its been arround since Vista

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    desktop.ini

    yes we had this problem and took us a long time to get to the bottom of it

    we use folder redirection in an appsense configuration and we found that the path to the share had to have a trailing \ on the end to stop this happening very anoying.

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    We found the eaisiest thing to do was have the folder under a folder, i.e. student 12345 would connect to a share of 12345$ which is a folder within 12345. (Not very clear I know!)

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    We redirect all of our users to documents like the following (we have 2 shares total on the file server).

    \\fileserver\public\staff directories\site\username\documents
    \\fileserver\student directories\site\username\documents

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    Quote Originally Posted by qcomer View Post
    We redirect all of our users to documents like the following (we have 2 shares total on the file server).

    \\fileserver\public\staff directories\site\username\documents
    \\fileserver\student directories\site\username\documents
    How does that handle when you have Windows XP? Do you see a folder called documnets in the home drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    How does that handle when you have Windows XP? Do you see a folder called documnets in the home drive?

    If they browse to \\fileserver\public\staff directories\sitename\username they will see the documents folder. We do not map a home drive. All we do is redirect their documents and map a P:\ drive for \\fileserver\public\sitename which is their department/site folder.

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