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    Users home drive and details now showing just as "Documents"

    Hello..

    We have a number of new machines running Win 7 Pro 64bit. All our old PC's are running Win XP Pro.

    Our server is the original Windows 2008 32bit server (its not been updated).

    The Win 7 stations have joined the domain, but after anybody logs on to the new PC's, back on the server their icon changes, and their username becomes "Documents"

    Not a great problem with the users in the 'staff' area... their folder-name can be identified by properties/sharing. Its going to be a bigger problem for the staff to look at work in their class area and see 30+ "Documents" instead of j.smith j.jones etc etc

    Simple fix?

    Thanks

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    Use the search Luke:

    Windows 7 Gotchas/Tips/FYI

    Fiddling with desktop.ini permissions can slow down logins, however.

    Your best bet going forward is to bite the bullet and redirect their My Document/Documents to \\server\share\username\documents

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    Exactly as @pete says...

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    Short term fix I had right click on the description bar in explorer, select 'More' and choose Filename, that should now show the username as description...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post

    Your best bet going forward is to bite the bullet and redirect their My Document/Documents to \\server\share\username\documents
    Anybody got ideas on ways to then automatically copy everything from \username into \username\documents

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    Your best bet going forward is to bite the bullet and redirect their My Document/Documents to \\server\share\username\documents
    This is how I did it, took a lot of time but in the end it is worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBennett View Post
    This is how I did it, took a lot of time but in the end it is worth it.
    Really? I scripted the move and left it overnight, done when i woke up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Anybody got ideas on ways to then automatically copy everything from \username into \username\documents

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    I suspect RoboCopy is the answer but I am not expert enough to advise how to set it up for the copy

    Any experts out there who can help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Really? I scripted the move and left it overnight, done when i woke up.
    I should of done that but I preferred to do it manually as it is important data. I now use AD Bulk User to do the change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBennett View Post
    I should of done that but I preferred to do it manually as it is important data. I now use AD Bulk User to do the change.
    That's to modify the ad account properties?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    That's to modify the ad account properties?

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    I should of said that it is for the new students that I setup in AD (over summer).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBennett View Post
    I should of done that but I preferred to do it manually as it is important data. I now use AD Bulk User to do the change.
    Even more reason to script it, less likely to make a mistake

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Even more reason to script it, less likely to make a mistake
    Indeed. Thankfully everyone was completed successfully with no problems. Now that all of the students have been done, it's an easier process now.

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    You'll want something like:

    (Danger Will Robinson, this is a destructive process if it goes wrong - do it on test directories until you're sure it'll behave and ensure your backup is good.)

    The /L on the end means it won't actually do anything to the files, but still make sure it's doing what you want it to before feeding it the user_variable.

    Code:
    robocopy \\server\share\user_variable\ \\server\share\user_variable\Documents /E /MOVE /XD \\server\share\user_variable\Documents \\server\share\user_variable\other-folders-you-don't-want-to-move /XF \\server\share\user_variable\file-you-don't-want-to-move /LOG:filename.log /L
    We're moving the userdir contents including empty directories, except for the Documents subfolder (which we'll create if it doesn't exist) and the other-folders-you-don't-want-to-move subfolder and the file-you-don't-want-to-move, logging everything to filename.log (which is local to wherever you kicked robocopy off from) and we're telling it to do a dry-run only.
    Last edited by pete; 11th September 2012 at 05:28 PM.



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