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    Hello All,

    I am trying to redirect My Documents to the pupils My document on the server in their home folder.

    I just wanted to know what i put into Group Policy

    %USERPROFILE%\MY DOCUMENTS

    I am thinking that this will not work as we have Mandatory profiles.

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    Re: Redirecting My documents

    We have a mandatory profile aswell and use the following for My Documents redirection:

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    Redirect to the User's Home Folder

    and in Active Directory they have H:\ redirected to their folder on the server.

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    Re: Redirecting My documents

    Can you specify the location so it goes straight to the My Documents within their home folder on the server.

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    Re: Redirecting My documents

    I'd have thought you'd choose
    Redirect to the following location

    \\%HOMEFOLDER%\My Documents

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    Re: Redirecting My documents

    Ok Mate thanks i will try that

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    Re: Redirecting My documents

    No it did not work all they got was the desktop, No My Documents

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    Re: Redirecting My documents

    Actually thinking about it.

    You have Mandatory Profiles, which means nothing in that profile can be altered by the user.
    You keep the My Documents folder within that unchangeable profile.

    Surely that won't work?

    I'd suggest you need to keep your profiles and My Docs seperate if using Mandatory Profiles.

    Anyone else?

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    Re: Redirecting My documents

    I do keep them separate is there a way that i can redirect it to the other folder?

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    Re: Redirecting My documents

    I think we have mandatory and ours redirect to:

    \\SERVERNAME\SHARENAME\MyDocs\%USERNAME%

    works a treat

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    Re: Redirecting My documents

    Oh something I forgot to mention.

    My documents is by default located within the Profile, so you're trying to redirect it to where it should already reside. Do you even need to redirect?

    If so it might be 'Redirect to Local User Profile Location' as when they log in their profile will be copied locally no?

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    Re: Redirecting My documents

    No because i turned off Offline files.

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    Re: Redirecting My documents

    My understanding of User Profiles is this:

    When a user logs on Active Directory is checked for a profile.

    If non exists a copy of the local 'Default User' profile is made and named as the user's.

    If a profile path does exist then then that is copied down locally.

    If that profile is Roaming changes made are copied back to the server at logoff, unless the policy to not do so is specified.

    If that profile is Mandatory then nothing is copied back to the server at logoff.


    If the My Documents folder is located within that Profile Path then it will be affected accordinly.

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    Re: Redirecting My documents

    But we used to have roaming profiles and most of the profile folders including My Documents arwe still present in the pupils home folder. Can i just redirect the My Documents to the My Documents in their home folder??

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    Re: Redirecting My documents

    If you want to redirect a users "my documents" shortcut to their home directory you have to use the unc to their home folder i.e \\servername\usersshare\username

    \\server03\07jbloggs$ would be valid if you shared a users home directory as jbloggs.

    Drives are not mapped when this runs so you cannot use h:

    We use mandatory profiles for students but they still all have their own home folder.

    Ben

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    Re: Redirecting My documents

    I want to redirect My Documents to the My Documents folder within their home folder. I understand with Mandatory profiles it will not be there. But before we moved over we had roaming profiles which created the My Documents folder so i would really like it redirected to that My Documents folder if poss.

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