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 ...
28th April 2009, 11:34 AM #1
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
I've done a GPUPDATE but still having no joy.
Can anyone help?
Last edited by PEO; 28th April 2009 at 11:36 AM.
28th April 2009, 11:48 AM #2
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.
28th April 2009, 11:53 AM #3
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).
Thanks to AngryTechnician from:
28th April 2009, 12:09 PM #4
We use a script for favorite redirection. Will put it up when i find it.
Thanks to tomscaper from:
28th April 2009, 12:25 PM #5
using xpSP3 no vista clients on network... Can't believe I did not realise this
Originally Posted by AngryTechnician
28th April 2009, 12:26 PM #6
Originally Posted by tomscaper
28th April 2009, 12:47 PM #7
28th April 2009, 01:58 PM #8
This code has an error
Dim RegLocate, objShell
Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject(”WScript.Shell”)
RegLocate = “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Favorites”
RegLocate = “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\Favorites”
invalid character line 5 character 37
28th April 2009, 02:27 PM #9
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.
2 Thanks to ricki:
PEO (28th April 2009), shreevie (1st October 2012)
28th April 2009, 02:29 PM #10
does this adm apply on a 2008 box?
Originally Posted by ricki
28th April 2009, 02:58 PM #11
Im having no joy finidng this setting
28th April 2009, 03:19 PM #12
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 ".
Originally Posted by PEO
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.
28th April 2009, 03:58 PM #13
cheers gang, its now working... next job NOD32 remote console
29th April 2009, 12:35 AM #14
..but, since it's a 2008 forum you could have added that reg setting with a Preference!
29th April 2009, 09:59 AM #15
I am sorry I dont know I dont have any windows 2008 yet I am sorry.
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