Roaming Profiles and Floder Redirection Conflicts

Posted on 2006-04-10
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Hello Everyone,

I was wondeing if I can get some insight on roaming profiles and folder redirection (Desktop, Application Data, Start Menu and My Documents) .

Can they be used at the same time? Should the by used at the same time?

I am doing some testing, reason I am requesting some help understanding this issue, a test user, I have their Desktop, Application Data, Start Menu, and My Documents, redirected, I also have the "User Group Policy loopback processing mode" enabled and set to "merge", plus roaming profiles is enabled. Whenever the user deletes a file from their desktop, logout and log back in again, the file shows up again.

If it is suggested to redirect the various options (excluding "My Documents" I understand that redirect) should they point to seperate share and not the "\\servername\profiles$\%username% directory?

Windows 2000 AD
Windows 2000 Prof Clients

Thanks for your help.
Question by:mis-newbie02
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    Hi mis-newbie02,

    have aread of this - its for 2003 but same concepts

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    Also, forgot to comment, what about using the "home folder" option and mapping it to a network share? instead of using folder redirection?
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    thats a perfectly valid option as well, if your setup is looping then i would sort that out

    homedrives got replaced and outdated in 2003 and they can create a lot of traffic - folder redirection is much better when set up correctly

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