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Hey

I have made a Group Policy, that redirects my desktop to my DC, but every time I log in to a copmuter, it initiates a synconice. And that is pretty annoying cause when the user who uses the computer, logs on and then logs off again it tryes to syncronise, but fails.
Is there a way to change so it does not syncronise?

Is the redirection a step in being a roaming user, or is there a setting called roming user?

/nOrphf
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There is roaming profiles. Folder Redirection is really there to redirect My Documents to a home directory. Roaming profiles will redirect the Desktop. I will dig up some links for you.

There are three pieces you need to be aware of. First is the roaming profile which is set up in the users account, second is folder redirection (GPO) and lastly is a GPO which restricts what is in a roaming profile. A good policy usually makes use of all three components.
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Here is a link regarding Roamin Profiles:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en-us/default.asp?url=/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en-us/deploy/dgpr_gpo_gvmh.asp

Here is a link regarding Folder Redirection:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en-us/default.asp?url=/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en-us/distrib/dseb_ovr_syul.asp

Here is some info, regarding restrictions placed on what is included in a roaming profile, this is from one of my other answers:


If you want to turn it off in the profiles please add the following to the Group Policy.

User Configuration | Administrative Templates | System/User Profiles | Exclude directories in roaming profile | Prevent the following directories from raoming with the profile

add: Start Menu

While you are in there you also might want to add these in there too, if they are not already there:

Temporary Internet Files;History;Temp;Desktop;Start Menu;FrontPageTempDir;My Documents;Recent;SendTo;Templates;.hotjava;.java;java_plugin_AppletStore;Oracle Jar Cache;.jpi_cache

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Thank you

I will take a look at it

/nOrphf
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Thak you that was really great

Now I only have one problem, the redirection i have man is still redirection my desktop, even though I have Deleted the group policy, but one thin I stil not is 100% sure of is shall I make redirection? shouldent the Roming Profile do that?

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The desktop is part of the profile... so if it is not excluded from the roaming profile it will follow your login. If you look at the last part of my post there are instructions for excluding directories in the Roaming Profile... So, if you add "Desktop" to the list, it should no longer roam. If it is not in the list, it should roam.

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yes ok

The problem is that before this question I made a simple folder redirecktion to a shared network resource via Group policy. And even though I have deleted the Group Policy from the Active Directory my desktop is stil beeing redirected to the network ressource. An apparently the redirection is stronger than the roming desktop soo it is the old network ressource my desktop is pointing at. is there a way to reset it to default?
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hmm, if you have removed the policy for redirection, then do this at the CMD prompt.

windows 2000

secedit /refreshpolicy

This should force the machine to update its settings, then reboot.

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About the User Configuration | Administrative Templates | System/User Profiles | Exclude directories in roaming profile | Prevent the following directories from raoming with the profile, I cant find it on my Win2k server, but on my private win2k3 server it is there, do you know have to enable it on 2k?
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How many system administrators do you have? It sounds like you may have an issue with the adm templates. Have you changed these in the past or loaded administrative templates before? If you have a controlled environment with regards to GPO and the domain, I would really suggest download the Server 2003 Administrative Pak from www.microsoft.com, and installing it on a Windows XP workstation, to administrate your 2000 servers. The administrative tools are much better than the 2000 tools, and have more functionality (You can drag and drop AD objects etc.), Group Policy is handled much better.

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Have just found it. it is under Administrative Templates | System | Logon/logoff

And btw i think i have a problem with me adminpak, first I installed the 2000 adminpak the I would upgrade it to 2k3 adminpak then I am missing som things in the GP editor eg. under Windows Settings I can only see Remote Installation Service both under Computer and user settings

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Yeah, there should be more that RIS under the users window settings. You probably should completely uninstall the administrative pak, download the latest one from the web site (just in case there is a change out there) and install it again. You are running the 2003 admin pak on Windows XP, correct?

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Have tryed uninstall and then istall with same resault
And yes it is on my WinXP im installing it

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Hmm, that is confusing... the Windows Settings are not administrative templates, so I believe they should all be the same. That is confusing.

Let me look around for a similiar issue.

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