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    Question Folder Redirection

    I would like to be able to create Folder Redirections that end in $ but don't seem to be able to find a way to do this. For example username$. I have tried \\servername\user\%username%$. But this does not seem to work.

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    If you are looking to hide the share then it would be set at the root of the users share and not on the users themselves. So \\servername\userdata$\<username>\documents would work

    Otherwise what are you looking to accomplish by using a $ share in the first place?
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    No, you can't do that unless the actual,name of the user folder had the $ on the end. As @rbd12355 stated, you should hide the "user" share and not the end user's folder.

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    Just a +1 to the above.. never seen a need to use the $ to hide the user folder itself. It's normally the user folder as whole.. That or make the usernames themselves the share, and do it \\servername\user$ , pretty sure I've seen that done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hector14 View Post
    Just a +1 to the above.. never seen a need to use the $ to hide the user folder itself. It's normally the user folder as whole.. That or make the usernames themselves the share, and do it \\servername\user$ , pretty sure I've seen that done.
    You don't want to do that - There ideally you want to keep the amount of shares down.

    Also you wouldnt be able to automatically setup the folder through AD if the user folder is the share itself.

    You want \\servername\share$\%Username%

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    $ only makes a share hidden when you add that to the sharename.

    Ben

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    Thanks plexer I know that the $ makes the share hidden that's the whole reason why I would like the $. But in the end I just created a share called userdata$ and forwarded my folder redirections to here.

    Thanks everyone for all your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hector14 View Post
    never seen a need to use the $ to hide the user folder itself.
    RM did that with CC3.

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    You could always turn on Access Based Enumeration if you are that worried about users seeing folders they don't have the permissions to access anyway.

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