Disappearing Folder Names
I am a bit of a novice managing networks. I work at a school that has an 2008 R2 Server with XP workstations -with plans to reimage to Windows 7 this year. I have been testing a few things and find the biggest issue is with folder redirection and folder names.
I found that after a user logs onto a windows 7 workstation – and then you go to the shared folder location on the server – in this case …. \\server\students .... from a win 7 box and also on the 08 server - you see 'My documents' folders listed – among the list of names eg for a user 'sam green' ... as in ......
My documents (Sam's folder)
so the user name eg 'sam green' is no longer there - replaced by 'My Documents' - and as more users log in - more names go to be replaced by more 'My Documents' folders
Then on an XP box – browsing to \\server\students you do see the user 'sam green' but with a different icon - folder icon with an envelope in it.
I was hoping to work out how I can structure things so we can still see the actual names of the student on their home folder on a win 7 box. Many staff like to go into their students folders to edit, monitor etc – so would find this tricky.
I understand it may be the way folder redirection is set up – but it needs to work in an existing shared environment with already existing users and home folders.
I hope this is explained clearly enough.