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Windows 2000 My Documents Redirections

Posted on 2002-03-12
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I have windows 2000 server installed and i want to move all of my users mydocumets and some data folders on my server.

I created one OU called Fdirection and i moved all users to this OU and I created GroupPolicy and by default all authentificated uses have policy applicable to any authentificated users and then i clicke edit and in folder redirection i added \\servername\data\mydocumets
but i do not know why this policy is not working is there any thins else that i am missing.....help me...ASAP


narendra
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Dear narendra
Make sure that you did the following
Grant the "Full Control" NTFS permission for Everyone on that \\servername\shared_data_folder\mydocuments
and also grant the "Full Control" Sharing Permission over the \\servername\shared_date_folder
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by:Hewin
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Dear narendra, I am not sure about your procedure but here is how it should be done for referance
When you "EDIT" the GPO linked to the OU that you created, go to User Configurations> Windows Settings> Folder Redirection> My Documents (right click)> Properities> on the Target Tab> Setting> select basic> then in the Target Folder Location> add this
\\servername\shared_data_folder\MyDocuments\%username%
the %username% variable is to be replaced by the system with every authenticated user username individually
in the "Settings" tab make sure that you selected the check box "Grant the user exclusive rights to My Documents"
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by:narendrakumar1978
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Hi,

Havin,i have granted Full Control for every one and also for folder data full control for everyone.But i don't know why this happens GPO is not applying.

any more details if u want i will give u...

even on server the policy is not applying...
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by:Hewin
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Dear naren.
I am not sure about your comment timing vs. my second comment, so have you followed my advise in the second comment.
do it and then run the following command

"Secedit /refreshpolicy user_policy /enforce"

then tell me what's the case.

Ooh by the way, you check the folder redirection by checking the properities of My Documents folder.

Another thing, this policy will not be applied if your client operating system is Windows XP.
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by:adowns
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If the GPO is not applying then you need to open the command prompt, type in
ipconfig /all
and look at your dns server address
if your dns server address does not point to your server you need to set your dhcp server so it gives out the ip of your dns server to your client.
You will have to do an extra step on your server to get your internet going on your clients when you do this. I will explain this later if you find changing this is the solution.
But bottom line is if your dns doesn't point towards the server you are defeating the whole porpose of active directory.
Let us know.
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by:narendrakumar1978
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Hello Hewin,

You are right ! now it is working and some permission problem is there now it is working but as u told me i was given full control for every one so some users will delete each others folder so can u tell me how i will protect these permission.

Mr. adowns

for ur kind information this is not a problem of dns.My work station is working and there is no relation with dhcp and dns server and mr. Hewin is right there is some permisstion oproblem and i got this in evern viwers and nor it is working...

but thanks for ur help...

Thank you very very much Mr. Hewin i will give points after u reply me ...


Bye bye


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Will Folder redirection take up network bandwith
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