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    Folder Redirections

    What do people use in their "my documents" and "desktop" etc... redirections?

    I have been using \\servername\%username%$ for My Docs and \\servername\%username%$\desktop for the destop but thought that using %homeshare% and %homeshare%\desktop may be better as then it doesn't matter which server the user resides on or if they are moved it would still work.

    Creating a shortcut to %homeshare% works when I click it and takes me to the right place but using it in a gpo it was still picking up the old wrong settings. Even after a gpudate /force and replication on both DC's.

    I presume it should work fine in a policy?

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    Re: Folder Redirections

    I think it should work. Did you blitz the cached profile?

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    Re: Folder Redirections

    My Docs --> Basic (Redirect everyone to the same location) & Redirect to the users home directory
    In the settings tabe i have "Leave folder in new location when policy removed" checked

    Don't redirect the desktop - all Desktop Items disabled including right-clicks
    If redirecting the desktop - remember and remove "Grant User Exclusive Rights" option under the settings tab - else only 1 person will get their desktop
    Used to redirect it to \\servername\Desktop$

    Start Menu Redirected to \\server\smenu$ (Make sure the SMenu$ folder has a folder called Programs then subfolder of what you want inside that else it wont appear on their Start Menu!

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    Re: Folder Redirections

    @Gatt: Good shout... that's actually what I do IIRC.

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    Re: Folder Redirections

    Can't remember why but I decided to use this rather than the normal GP stuff.

    http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tools/14324.html

    Allows you to redirect all user folders if required and it works rather well.



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