+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, 2008 R2 Documents in Technical; hi everyone just a quick question is there a fix for this issue at all? I have 3 servers 1 ...
  1. #1
    Aaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    N.Ireland
    Posts
    251
    Thank Post
    78
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    2008 R2 Documents

    hi everyone

    just a quick question is there a fix for this issue at all?

    I have 3 servers 1 is 2008 and the other two are 2008 r2

    the clients are all windows xp but i will be adding a few windows 7 clients on shortly but for some reason on folder redirection of Documents under all pupil accounts doucments is actually My Documents I have tried logging in with a mac to the network and it is also looking for Documents.

    If i go into an account and rename the My Documents to Documents it works great both windows 7 and mac can see the documents but if i then go and log into an xp machine it recreates a My Documents folder with nothing in the folder?

    is there anyway to fix this so that no matter which machine i log into i am going to have access to the documents folder with everything inside?

  2. #2

    EduTech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reading
    Posts
    5,038
    Thank Post
    160
    Thanked 909 Times in 713 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    270
    Afternoon Sir,

    This may be of some use to you! Home folders renames to My Documents

    I hope it helps,

    James.

  3. Thanks to EduTech from:

    Aaron (27th July 2011)

  4. #3
    Aaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    N.Ireland
    Posts
    251
    Thank Post
    78
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Thank you James ill give this a try in the morning thank you

  5. #4

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    137
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 24 Times in 22 Posts
    Rep Power
    12
    We have redirected all documents folder to a sub folder called documents using a GPO.

    for example:
    \\fileserver\staff\%username%\Documents

    Solves that problem really easily

  6. #5
    Aaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    N.Ireland
    Posts
    251
    Thank Post
    78
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    did that work for both xp and windows 7? because i redirect to specfic locations ie. \\fileserver\year\%username%

    so do i just change this and add documents on at the end ?

  7. #6

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    137
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 24 Times in 22 Posts
    Rep Power
    12
    Yup it works for both. The reason is because of desktop.ini likes to rename the location that documents is redirected to. It doesnt technically rename it, it just makes it look like it does. So by putting it a folder below the root \documents not everyone's folder will be renamed to "My Docume

  8. Thanks to qcomer from:

    Aaron (27th July 2011)

  9. #7
    Aaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    N.Ireland
    Posts
    251
    Thank Post
    78
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    great ill give this a try tomorrow

  10. #8
    Aaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    N.Ireland
    Posts
    251
    Thank Post
    78
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    i gave the adding \documents onto the location a try but this doesnt seem to work because we use advanced locations for each year group so we specify each year group to go to a different folder and for some reason it always calls it my documents.

  11. #9
    Aaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    N.Ireland
    Posts
    251
    Thank Post
    78
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    i am now wondering should i just instead of seperating out by year group should i just redirect everyone to the same folder ie instead of \students\year group\%username% just redirect it to \Students\%username%

  12. #10

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    137
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 24 Times in 22 Posts
    Rep Power
    12
    I use advanced settings also. Do this:
    \students\year group\%username%\documents

    The documents folder will look like it's called My Documents but that's fine since it's not a root folder.

    You might need to delete some desktop.ini files in those other directories if they got created already due to testing the redirection.

    Better yet - delete your paths and start from scratch using the redirection above.

  13. Thanks to qcomer from:

    Aaron (28th July 2011)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. 2008 R2 RTM = 13th July?
    By PiqueABoo in forum Windows Server 2008 R2
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 27th June 2009, 02:18 PM
  2. Server 2008 R2 Board
    By FN-GM in forum Comments and Suggestions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 24th June 2009, 01:36 PM
  3. 2008 R2
    By TronXP in forum Windows Server 2008
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 22nd June 2009, 10:15 AM
  4. Server 2008 R2 RC & Ms Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta
    By Kamran7860 in forum Windows Server 2008 R2
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12th May 2009, 06:04 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 5th May 2009, 02:17 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
  •