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My Documents Redirection

I'm running a SBS2003 server and would like to redirect my documents from the client machine.  I don't want to put them on the system drive, so I created a new folder on the data drive (F) and added the approprirate groups and permissions per the help file and The SBS 2003 admin book from Microsoft.  I selected the folder from the redirect wizard, but am still not seeing files being redirected.  I have logged on and off the test machine several times, no luck.

Any suggestions?

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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
You need to delete the current \\SERVERNAME\USERS share and create a new one that points to your folder on the F: drive.  Then when you run the My Documents Folder Redirection Wizard, you will just select the first option:
"Redirect all My Documents Folders to the Default Shared folder for users on the Small Business Server"

FYI,your initial method didn't work because I think you selected the second option which is a NETWORK drive... one which is NOT located on the same machine.

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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
P. S. If you want to move other data off the system drive, please follow the guidelines in this paper:  http://sbsurl.com/movedata

Jeff
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jtcomstockAuthor Commented:
Jeff,

So I should create a new folder with the same name and user folders as the one found on C:\?

How does SBS know that the user share folder is not on the system partition?  

I did select the second option, which allowed me to point back to the same server.  The SBS book I mentioned suggested this method.

I'm game for trying what you suggest.  
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
It doesn't matter what the name of the folder is, it only matters what it's SHARE name is and that it has the exact same permissions as the original.  The default is determined by the Add-User wizard's configuration which will use \\SERVERNAME\USERS

The permissions need to be set as follows (you want to make sure that inherited permissions are not propagated):

In the SHARE permissions:
Domain Admins:  Full Control
Domain Users:  Full Control
Folder Operators: Full Control

In the SECURITY permissions:
Domain Admins:  This folder, subfolders and Files  --  Full Control
SYSTEM:            This folder, subfolders and Files  --  Full Control
Folder Operators:This folder, subfolders and Files  --  Full Control

Administrators:    This folder only  --  Full Control

Domain Users:     This folder only -- Check only these three boxes:
                           List Folder/Read Data
                           Read Attributes
                           Create Folders / Append Data

CREATOR OWNER Subfolders and Files Only  -- Full Control


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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
But actually... the way to really do this is per the instructions in the paper I linked above.  If you use XCopy it will move the current share with permissions intact.

Jeff
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jtcomstockAuthor Commented:
Jeff,

Thanks for the reference information.  I did look at the document you suggested.  This is a new server, so I don't have any user data on there yet.  I'm going to give the Xcopy a try so that I get all of the user share folders and permissions.  

I'll be in there Tuesday.  I'll leave this open till then.  

Jason
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Whether or not there is any data populated in ANY of the items listed in http://sbsurl.com/movedata is really irrelevant.  Eventually there will be data and you will want that data to grow somewhere other than the system partition.  Moving these items now will make that happen.

Jeff
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jtcomstockAuthor Commented:
All is working.  Thank you.  
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