How do you selectively implement folder redirection and filter which files or folders are redirected?
Posted on 2004-11-17
This is sort of a two part question pertaining to folder redirection on a Windows 2003 Domain.
First off, I want to implement Folder Redirection on my Domain (to redirect the My Documents folder only), but I only want to Redirect users in a particular Security Group. I have read that this is possible, but I'm still unclear on the steps. I have the Group Policy Management Console installed, and I think all I have to do is create a new GPO under the domain and then there should be a place where I can choose which Security Group, or User to apply it to. If someone can please help clarify the procedure I would greatly appreciate it. I do not have any sort of testbed that I can use try this out first, so I want to make sure that I am not going to cripple the network in any way. I want to be able to selectively add folder redirection so that I can apply it to different users one at a time so that the network doesn't get clogged by everyone's files flying to the file server at the same time.
Secondly, I have noticed that a lot of users have files like MP3s and such that I would rather not have taking up space on my file server. Is there a way to filter which files are redirected by file type? I doubt that you can do this, but if anyone has any ideas, I could really use the info. Also, I know you can exclude the "My Pictures" folder from being redirected, but can you do the same with the "My Music" folder as well (this is typically where all the MP3s are stored)?
Thanks in advance.