Folder redirection - root folder security setting
Posted on 2004-10-28
I have usd group policy to setup folder redirection on my Win 2003 server. I selected the option 'Grant the User Exclusive Rights to My Documents' and everything works great. However, I now want to security group for backup operators (users on the server) so that they can 'see' the contents of the domain users My Documents so that they can do their backup & restore operations.
I created a new security group and gave it full control of the root folder used for redirection and set the permissions to apply to 'this folder, subfolders and files'.
Even after I add backup users to this security group, the backup user can not access the contents of the individual redirected My DOcuments folders. The backup operators can see the root folder, the subfolders for each user and can see that each user subfolder has a My Documents subfolder, but that's as far down the tree as I can go.
What am I missing ?
I realize that when setting up folder redirection there is another setting - to NOT 'Grant the User Exclusive Rights to My Documents' , but I'm not sure what the implications are for this setting.