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Roaming Profiles with Hard Drives restricted

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I used group policy to restrict certain users from accessing and seing their local hard drives.  I am also using a roaming profile.  When a user tries to open My Documents, the error "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in affect on this computer" appears.

Also, when perfoming certain operations like creating a pst in Outlook, the computer tries to default to a location on the hard drive and the same error appears.  Is there a way to make that default location be the My Documents folder?
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by:DanSmall
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Is this 2k3 or 2k?  What I've done is using the GPO mapped "My documents" to a home folder on our file share server.  Do you have the space for this?

Dan
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by:DanSmall
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To redirect your home folder to a share on the server edit/Create your GPO.  Browse to User Configuration/Windows Settings/folder redirection/MyDocuments.   Right click "My documents"  click Properties, in the "target Folder location" drop down box select "redirect to the use's Home Directory"

To specify a users home directoy, open user manager/AD users and computers pull up the properties for the user and on the "Profile" tab and type the desired path.

I would creat a templete that already has the path specified by the templetes windows login.  That way when you make a new user you can just right click the templete and select copy.  As you populate the account informaiton it will automatically change the path to reflect the login.
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by:rogarr
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So, if I understand correctly, by setting the home directory, it will default the save location to that location?  Also, can I set a home directory by unc path?

It is W2k3.
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http://www.slipstick.com/config/attachfolder.htm  This MIGHT help you..  Yes you can use the UNC Path.

We also use roaming profiles and when we create an account we log in as the user first to set up several programs including Outlook, we also set up there PST in their home folder.
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