Windows Thread, Home folder shows as "Documents" instead of folder name in Technical; Originally Posted by kennysarmy
Well I've used File Server Resource Manager on the pupils server to stop it.
That's not ...
21st January 2012, 07:17 AM #16
Originally Posted by kennysarmy
@wardsidjame & @kennysarmy
Originally Posted by wardsidjame
Doing this for me made the logins go really slow. Take a look here - Slow logons - Applying Folder Redirection
23rd January 2012, 07:40 PM #17
humm we are having the same problems but also we are having an issue where pupils try and go to their N:\ Drive and then get a access denied even though they have access to the folder i have to set the owner of the my documents (the one win7 creates) to the administrators group in order to view the ntfs permissions and we use the folder redirect as well I wish ms never changed the way they stored users settings why change it i think it was perfect the way it was
24th January 2012, 12:22 PM #18
We've created a batch file for the deletion of the dreaded Desktop.ini files lol
Just double click it when we see one and it turfs the whole lot in one fail swoop.
F: (or drive your userdrives are on)
del desktop.ini /F /S /Q /A H
100% works a treat on Server 2008 R2. I just have a wee BAT file on the servers desktop and it happily runs.
You could then set up a sheduled task every morning or so to run it.
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26th January 2012, 04:40 AM #19
I have the same problem. I just turn off the redirects because i don't need them. But I can say this that the window 6.x versions sucks. Windows XP was way better. Now we have to start again fix a whole lot of new things all over again.
26th January 2012, 04:43 AM #20
Well of course its with anything new it just means change. I am glad XP is on its way out i find Windows 7 better to manage on a network.
26th January 2012, 08:29 AM #21
We put Windows 7 in about 2 years ago over the summer holidays, but i wouldnt like to go back to that first day of term ever again. It's taken us till now to get it tweaked just right.
imo its managed better via GP and with 2008 servers its better, but visually its not worth the hassle. Folder permissions are a nightmare too, i mean trying to do anything simple on a C drive is nuts, but the protection is there to save time in the long run with rogue pupils altering the contents of a windows folder lol
31st January 2012, 09:49 AM #22
With reference to the renaming of the home folders.
I didn't bother with any of the desktop.ini scripting stuff. I found it much easier to just add "FileName" from "View", "Choose Details" to the top level folder and then "Apply to Folders" from "Tools", "Folder Options" and "View". Less than a minute to do and, for me anyway, 100% effective.
5th March 2012, 01:52 PM #23
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thanks for info ref File Resource Manager, have been struggling with "My Documents" problem for some while, and although I was aware of removing desktop.ini, was not aware of FRM to prevent creation of same
5th March 2012, 02:44 PM #24
If your blocking it i would take a look at this thread - Slow logons - Applying Folder Redirection
Originally Posted by pdr
6th November 2012, 09:38 AM #25
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This seems one of the simplest solution but not too sure if suitable for 10k+ users...; since the cmd deletes all the desktop.ini files from the user folder have you had any issues?
Originally Posted by paulst30
6th November 2012, 10:30 AM #26
Not had any issues at all with it. It deletes that file and nothing else gets touched. Been using it now for 2 years. We have about 3000 users right enough.
Originally Posted by kctesting
20th November 2012, 10:21 AM #27
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Sorry to continue to beat the horse on this one but I have a couple of questions.
Why do we need to see the users name instead of having a generic "My Documents" for the users folders anyhow? If i need to get to a students or staff folder I just open windows explorer and type \\servername\share\y##\username and it opens the users folder. The only problem I see is that we have teachers who often need access to a students folder and trying to teach a teacher how to type that simple line is too hard (words from my IT director / who is also a teacher - not me). I was thinking a simple little script or exe on the teachers desktops which they can open, it asks for the students username and then opens the user folder in explorer for them. I just need someone to write that for me ?????? (or maybe spend some time myself learning - how hard could it be??)
Next one - is sort of relevant so I will start a new thread also... Regarding how everyone is managing student folders, do you break them into year groups or should I put them all in one spot under students (just like we already do for staff)? It would save migrating students at the end of the year to the new year group - and I dont see any benefits of seperating them into year groups, taking into account the above paragraph and getting to the user folders, there is no need to browse to them - I just map directly to them to manage.
Thoughts - thanks in advance
20th November 2012, 10:27 AM #28
It's exactly that - teachers wanting to find a particular user's piece of work. It's impossible if all folders are labelled Documents.
If you search this thread, I've posted any easy fix to this without the use of scripts or deleting any files.
20th November 2012, 10:46 AM #29
I cant see the easy fix
Originally Posted by Michael
@Michael This thread or a different thread?
20th November 2012, 10:52 AM #30
I think its the right click on the collum headers when in list view, click more and select filename. You now have a collum of the actual names.
Originally Posted by JJonas
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