Windows Thread, why doesn't this .adm work in Technical; This active directory template is meant to redirect the user shell folders to a new location, it used to work ...
13th May 2009, 12:28 PM #1
why doesn't this .adm work
This active directory template is meant to redirect the user shell folders to a new location, it used to work but ive had to delete the policy and remake it
As of remaking the policy and reattaching the template it hasn't picked up the settings from the template (the GPO settings tab just shows as completely empty under both computer and user)
Heres the code:
What is wrong with that?
; Performs Folder Redirection for Favorites and Cookies
KEYNAME "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders"
PART !!Redirect_Tip1 TEXT
PART !!Recent_location EDITTEXT EXPANDABLETEXT
PART !!Redirect_Tip2 TEXT
PART !!History_location EDITTEXT EXPANDABLETEXT
PART !!Redirect_Tip3 TEXT
PART !!Favorites_Location EDITTEXT REQUIRED EXPANDABLETEXT
PART !!Redirect_Tip4 TEXT
PART !!Cookies_location EDITTEXT EXPANDABLETEXT
PART !!Redirect_Tip5 TEXT
PART !!NetHood_location EDITTEXT EXPANDABLETEXT
PART !!Redirect_Tip6 TEXT
PART !!PrintHood_location EDITTEXT EXPANDABLETEXT
PART !!Redirect_Tip7 TEXT
PART !!SendTo_location EDITTEXT EXPANDABLETEXT
PART !!Redirect_Tip8 TEXT
PART !!Templates_location EDITTEXT EXPANDABLETEXT
ShellSettings="Extra Shell Folder Redirects"
UserFolder="User Folder Shell Redirects"
Redirect_Explain="Used to Redirect Folders not included in Standard GPO Redirection.\n\nProfile Folder Contents\n\nApplication data:
Program-specific data--for example, a custom dictionary. Program vendors decide what data to store in the User profile
folder.\nCookies: User information and preferences.\nDesktop: Desktop items, including files, shortcuts, and folders.\nFavorites:
Shortcuts to favorite locations on the Internet.\nLocal Settings: Application data, History, and Temporary files.\nMy Documents: User
documents.\nMy Pictures: User picture items.\nNetHood: Shortcuts to My Network Places items.\nPrintHood: Shortcuts to printer folder
items.\nRecent: Shortcuts to the most recently used documents and accessed folders.\nSendTo: Shortcuts to document-handling
utilities.\nStart Menu: Shortcuts to program items.\nTemplates: User template items."
Redirect_Tip1="Specify Location for Recent"
Redirect_Tip2="Specify Location for History"
Redirect_Tip3="Specify Location for Favorites"
Redirect_Tip4="Specify Location for Cookies"
Redirect_Tip5="Specify Location for NetHood"
Redirect_Tip6="Specify Location for PrintHood"
Redirect_Tip7="Specify Location for SendTo"
Redirect_Tip8="Specify Location for Templates"
Last edited by mrbios; 13th May 2009 at 12:33 PM.
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13th May 2009, 12:31 PM #2
Normally if you try and import a custom ADM and it has an error, it will give you a clue as to which line is causing the problem.
You can then open the ADM template using Notepad and navigate directly to the line in question. Edit > Go To...
13th May 2009, 12:35 PM #3
It didn't pop up and say it had any errors, it just applied fine but without anything actually working.
I don't have an "edit > go to.." just edit then nothing, unless im thinking of somewhere else
13th May 2009, 12:42 PM #4
That's a bit of mystery then. I presume the policy is based on per user and not per computer? Have you tried creating a new temporary OU and GPO to go with it? It could be conflicting with something else possibly.
The Edit > Go To... in Notepad - well it's available on 2003 Server (what I am using at the moment) and I believe XP too.
13th May 2009, 12:54 PM #5
I can't find the "go to" bit you speak of, this is on server 2003 and xp too, I've tried creating a new GPO a few times with no luck, applied to different OUs too, i might just try rolling on some .reg file or something i guess in order to change the settings rather than doing it by gpo
13th May 2009, 12:59 PM #6
Have you tried taking off the filter which will only show settings that can be fully managed? (Click on Administrative Templates then View -> Filtering -> Untick the Fully Managed box)
13th May 2009, 01:01 PM #7
ahhhh you star, that's what i was looking for, cheers
Originally Posted by Cache
It's funny how something that seems so complicated can end up being so simple
13th May 2009, 01:02 PM #8
A silent reg install could be the alternative. I would try running it manually on one machine first to see whether it works, or whether there are restrictions in place stopping it being applied. You should check the event logs for this.
Edit: Good job cache, now why didn't I think of that?
13th May 2009, 01:09 PM #9
- Rep Power
Am I right in thinking this adm will redirect a users temporary internet files to their h:?
not c:\doc settings\username ?
13th May 2009, 01:09 PM #10
gah Why didn't I find this one before! I was battling with this last night and did a silent reg install in a batch file in the end.
cheers! definetly saved.
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