I have Home folders mapped to (for example) \\Srv1\Docs\Students\%username%
but there is an issue where the Home folder does not map when a user logs in to a computer for the first time. If they log out (immediately or not) and back in again it maps fine.
This happens to both staff and students and it's a PITA coz they have to do this to every 'new' PC they log in to.
Am i missing something .. how does that have any bearing on the home folder mapping?
Sounds like you have fast logon enabled, so other settings are still applying in the background once your users first get on.
Set your workstations: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\ Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon (enabled)
example.pngAlso, I have found that the built in group policy redirection settings suck.
I use a custom admin template that gives you access to all of the user shell folders, see the attachment.
If you would like this admin template, let me know. I have a few others also.
Any chance you could provide me with that template? It sounds like something I could definitely use
How about I just upload it to this thread - would that be best? I am glad people are FINALLY responding to my post lol. Its great, I like it a lot better than the built in one. Keep in mind it is mainly built for XP. I can try to find or make another one for windows 7. The template is based off some registry changes to the user's shell folder locations. Very simple.
Here ya go! Let me know if you need any help.
Another very useful part of this is you can redirect the user's browser history.
I am not sure what positions you guys have across the ponds but in our districts we have career counselors and guidance counselors.
You can redirect the history folder to a share (\\server\studenthistory\%username%) and give your counselors, principals, etc. access to the share so that way if something comes up they can access it.
themightymrp (15th February 2011)
Does this adm file work on Server 2003 with XP clients. I'm looking at ways to redirect users favorites to their home directories, and thought this was only possible with Server 2008?
Temporary Internet Files Folder (Cache)
Local AppData Folder
Local Settings Folder
My Pictures Folder
My Music Folder
My Videos Folder
My Documents Folder (Personal)
Start Menu Folder
Stefletch (12th February 2011)
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