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    Don't won't App Data Folder redirected on certain PC's

    Hi Guys,

    This has been bugging me now for some time, I have a group of Laptops/Tablet PCs in their own OU on the server, I have a group policy set on staff users that redirects their Application Data folder to an area of the server (along with My Documents/Desktop/Start etc)

    I also have a group policy on the Tablet/Laptop OU that says ONLY use a local profile and not Roaming... however this still redirects there App Data folder to the server, so when they work at home or when disconnected from the network, certain programs (Like Adobe Reader) don't work/open because it's looking for the server for the info,

    What do I need to do so that this group of computers don't apply the Folder Redirections to the Users??? I'm sure it's probably something simple,

    Hope all that makes sense?!?

    Any help would be great!

    Cheers,

    Matt

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    Re: Don't won't App Data Folder redirected on certain PC's

    Enable "User Group Policy Loopback Processing Mode" . Its under Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, System, Group Policy.

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    Re: Don't won't App Data Folder redirected on certain PC's

    I can't remember.... Do you use Roaming Profiles?

    Because the user wont be able to log on / use programs if they are not connected to the network if you are using RP.

    I had this problem here, and ended up having to remove the profile path / roaming profile from the staff users in question, and managed to configure AD so that if the staff log into a normal workstation, they use the profile directories on the server, but if they log onto a laptop, they use the local laptop's default profile.

    Of course, disabling the setting to remove local profile after log off is a handy idea for the laptops too

    Nath.

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    Re: Don't won't App Data Folder redirected on certain PC's

    Nath,

    Yeah we use Roaming Profiles for Staff, but like I said, I have a group Policy on the OU for the Laptops and Tablets that says only use Local Profile, this works, and the profile they get on these is local and not the same as the Roaming Profile they use on classroom computers, but they still get the folders redirected because another group policy (Under Staff Users) is telling it to re-direct the folders to the server.

    @ Quackers... I was thinking this must be something to do with the Loopback but never used it before, where exactly do I need to enable the user loopback thing, on the OU group policy for the machines in the Laptop/Tablet OU, or on the staff users GP?

    Cheers,

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    Re: Don't won't App Data Folder redirected on certain PC's

    Quote Originally Posted by mattpant
    @ Quackers... I was thinking this must be something to do with the Loopback but never used it before, where exactly do I need to enable the user loopback thing, on the OU group policy for the machines in the Laptop/Tablet OU, or on the staff users GP?

    Cheers,

    Matt
    I would do it on the OU for the machines, then do a gpupdate /force on each laptop. If you want to lock things down you still can, anything you do in this policy under the user section gets applied to everyone who logs on one of those PC's including Administrators. Replace is prob the best option as merg would still bring your folder redirection accross.

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    Re: Don't won't App Data Folder redirected on certain PC's

    oops - post superceeded!

    That's how I do mine Matt.

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    Re: Don't won't App Data Folder redirected on certain PC's

    Thanks,

    Will give that ago tommorrow then!

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