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Can't redirect "My Pictures" with Group Policy

Posted on 2004-03-27
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I want to redirect everyone's picture folder to a common share. I have "My Documents" redirected, but the settings on the Advanced Tab is grayed out. I've created a new OU, a policy within the domain and tried to adjust the main domain policy, but I can't get it active.

Can anyone help?

Jeff
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by:visioneer
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There is no built-in GPO setting for "My Pictures" folder redirection, specifically.

However, there is a registry key that keeps this information.  You could use a GPO to modify this particular registry key to point to the location you want:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explore\User Shell Folders

Value: My Pictures
Type: REG_SZ (or can be REG_EXPAND_SZ if you wish to include variables like %username%)
Data: \\server\share\whatever

I hope this helps.
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I just completed a rebuild of my domain, and there was a listing for My Pictures under the My Documents in the GPO. I've never had to touch the registry before. I wonder what's up.

Jeff
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I stand corrected!  There is indeed a "My Pictures" folder redirection GPO setting.
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