Folder redirection

Hi! to all Expert,

I have 10 users who uses the same machine which means, 10 differents profile in a windows XP pro machine.
What I would like to do, is that anytime a user clicks on his/her document folder, I want that the folder to be redirected to a document folder in our Server 2003 or a another windows xp pro file server, so they can share the same folder among them, in other word, I don't want them to have their document folder in the client computer.
Please! help.
Thanks in advance.

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You can redirect the My Documents folder to another location such as a network share. Here's a script that edits the registry to move the My Documents, and My Pictures folders.

1. Save the following script in a text file called Redirect.inf (use Notepad). Change PERSONAL and PICTURES to the paths you want to use for the My Documents and My Pictures folders.



[Reg.Settings] HKCU,Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders,Personal,0x20000,"%PERSONAL%"
HKCU,Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders,My Pictures,0x20000,"%PICTURES%"

PERSONAL = "\\Server\Share\%USERNAME%\My Documents"
PICTURES = "\\Server\Share\%USERNAME%\My Documents\My Pictures"

2. Right-click Redirect.inf, and then click Install.

There are other ways to script this type of registry edit, but I like the flexibility of INF files.
on the server say you have --
these are folders you want them to see.

In joes login on the XP computer, highlight his my documents folder, click right button, see properties.
Type in network path above  \\server\users\joe.  you did it.  will ask "want to move files to that folder?"  you decide to move or not, don't have to.

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lancienAuthor Commented:
Hi! again,
Thank you all for the answers, however, it didn't help me too much.
let me tell you exactly what I need to do.
I have 10 users who logon to the same Windows XP Pro local computer( name of this local computer is ACHEVER). I would like redirect the" document folder" of the 10 users from ACHEVER to a Folder in our Server Windows 2003 Entreprise.
But!! But!! but!! here is the hardest part!! I want  each time  a userlogin to ACHEVER that click on his/her documents folder that  supposed to be located on the server access to the same data like if it was a share folder .ALL USERS FROM ACHEVER HAS TO SEE THE SAME DATA, FILES ETC....WHEN THEY CLICK ON HER/HIS DOCUMENTS FOLDERS LOCATED ON HER/HIS DESKTOP..
Do I have to write a script on ACHEVER? If yes, How?
Please! help

Thank you.

How about using my original .inf method, but change the values?

Replace "\\Server\Share" below with where you want them to go.

Save the following in a file called Redirect.inf:



HKCU,Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders,Personal,0x20000,"%PERSONAL%"

PERSONAL = "\\Server\Share\"

2. Right-click Redirect.inf, and then click Install.

Unless I'm completely misunderstanding your goal, that should get you there.
lancienAuthor Commented:

Where exactly am i supposed to save or install the Redirect.inf? to my knowledge, it is under the I386 folder, but which subfolder????

Let me know.

You can save it anywhere you want. Once you right click and hit "install" you can delete the file.
lancienAuthor Commented:
Thanks ! Mkdonohue.
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