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Windows Server 2008 Thread, folder redirection 'Favorites' in Technical; This is starting to drive me a little mad lol Im having trouble trying to point the redirection to the ...
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    folder redirection 'Favorites'

    This is starting to drive me a little mad lol

    Im having trouble trying to point the redirection to the users individual Favorites folder

    I have S:\ mapped to \\W8E-DC01\%USERNAME%Cached$

    which points to the users work folder.

    so I tried the following UNC path in the folder redirection for Favorites

    \\W8E-DC01\%USERNAME%Cached$\Favorites

    I've done a GPUPDATE but still having no joy.

    Can anyone help?

    Cheers
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    Which option are you using in GPO? Is it "Create a folder ..." or "Redirect to this ocation"? If the first the breadcrumbs show where the redirect will ultimately go i.e. it already knows that you want it to be \Claire\Favorites. Had a bit of a tussle with this myself, sorted now I think but my locations are not combinations of system variable+name$ shares, don't know if that makes a difference.

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    Just a sanity check, the clients are running Vista and not XP? Favourites redirection is not available on XP clients (at least not via the 'normal' method).

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    We use a script for favorite redirection. Will put it up when i find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    Just a sanity check, the clients are running Vista and not XP? Favourites redirection is not available on XP clients (at least not via the 'normal' method).
    using xpSP3 no vista clients on network... Can't believe I did not realise this

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomscaper View Post
    We use a script for favorite redirection. Will put it up when i find it.
    Cheers Tom

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    This code has an error

    Option Explicit

    Dim RegLocate, objShell

    Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject(”WScript.Shell”)

    RegLocate = “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Favorites”

    objShell.RegWrite RegLocate,”t:\Favorites”,”REG_SZ”

    RegLocate = “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\Favorites”

    objShell.RegWrite RegLocate,”t:\Favorites”,”REG_SZ”


    invalid character line 5 character 37

    any ideas?

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    HI

    I redirect favorites in gpo policy with this adm with windows xp and it works ok.

    You have to change one of the settings to see the settings as its not a normal windows settings under view filtering and remove the tick from the only show policy settings that can be fully managed.

    This will then give you a user option under administrative templates, widows components, internet explorer and Favorites.

    Richard
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricki View Post
    HI

    I redirect favorites in gpo policy with this adm with windows xp and it works ok.

    You have to change one of the settings to see the settings as its not a normal windows settings under view filtering and remove the tick from the only show policy settings that can be fully managed.

    This will then give you a user option under administrative templates, widows components, internet explorer and Favorites.

    Richard
    does this adm apply on a 2008 box?

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    Im having no joy finidng this setting

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEO View Post
    This code has an error

    Option Explicit

    Dim RegLocate, objShell

    Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject(”WScript.Shell”)

    RegLocate = “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Favorites”

    objShell.RegWrite RegLocate,”t:\Favorites”,”REG_SZ”

    RegLocate = “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\Favorites”

    objShell.RegWrite RegLocate,”t:\Favorites”,”REG_SZ”


    invalid character line 5 character 37

    any ideas?
    Error is the directional quote characters ” . It need to be a regular double quote. Use notepad and paste it in it should change them to ".

    Other than that do you want the favourites to follow the user? You can install the Group Policy Client Side Extensions update from microsoft to make the XP machines comply with the new Group Policy options that are available to Vista.

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    cheers gang, its now working... next job NOD32 remote console

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    ..but, since it's a 2008 forum you could have added that reg setting with a Preference!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEO View Post
    does this adm apply on a 2008 box?
    I am sorry I dont know I dont have any windows 2008 yet I am sorry.

    Richard



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