folder redirection, mapped drives, and my documents
Posted on 2003-03-19
Hi there. I really hope someone out there can help with this. It sounds simple, but its confusing the heck out of me. I have a server running Windows 2000 server and client machines with Windows XP Pro. I know a bit about client/server networking, but this is my first stab at Active Directory.
What I ultimately want to do is to use Folder Redirection to give each user a My Documents folder that will show up on the client machine as P:\My Documents, but the actual files will reside on the server. I've gotten this accomplished, but the folder's path keeps showing up on the client machine as: \\server\pdrives\username\my documents
Here's what I did:
1. Each user has a home folder at: \\server\pdrives\username, this drive is mapped to "P:"
2. I have a login script that runs and connects the user to that folder as a "P:" drive
3. In the "Folder Redirection" settings in Active Directory, I set the My Documents to be: \\server\pdrives\%username%\my documents
When the user is saving/working with files that are on the server, I'd like the path to show up for them as P:\my documents and not \\server\pdrives\username\my documents. The two paths are utimately the same thing but the P: path is much more user friendly.
Thanks for the help!!