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    Desktop Redirect Help

    Hi,

    I've taken over from a technician who used to store pupil desktops locally on each machine. I want to redirect student desktops to one location. I've applied the redirection which appears to be working as I can see a test redirect folder on student desktops. The problem I have, however, is that old desktop items that are stored locally are also showing on the desktop, despite the redirect in place. I would expect only the test redirect folder to be shown, and not a mix of server side and local items.

    The settings are as follows:

    Basic - redirect everyone's folder to the same location
    Target - redirect to the following location

    Root path: \\server\PupilDesktop

    Setting tab:

    I've only ticked: Also apply redirection policy to windows 2000....

    Policy Removal: Leave the folder in the new location when policy is removed.

    How can I remove the desktop items stored locally so that the desktop only looks to the redirected folder.

    We run server 2012 and windows 7 clients.

    Any advice would be welcome.

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    You've not checked the box to move contents have you.

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    Thanks Davit2005. I've ticked this but still nothing despite rebooting and gpupdate /force on client side.

    Items are showing from the redirect, but simply old desktop icons that are stored locally are also appearing. It is a mix between desktop folder redirect items and local desktop items.

    Any further ideas would be great.

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    Could it be A profile problem ? Have you tried clearing the profiles from the machine both from the C:\Users folder and the registry ?

    Have you tried it on a brand new account too ? One that never had a local desktop ?

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    Have you tried enabling the GPO setting below:

    Code:
    User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar
    
    Remove common program groups from Start Menu
    I think this setting also removes the public desktop icons too (despite the name)

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