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Converting from Roaming Profile to Folder Redirect

Posted on 2006-05-31
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Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I had some synchronzing issues recently, so I started using folder redirection.  My problem now is that I don't want to mess up anyone's profile.  If they're currently using a roaming profile and their data is stored in one folder , in the folder in their profile path, what happens to all that data if I create a group policy to have their desktop; startup menu; my documents and application data to go into redirected folders?

Is there a procedure that should be followed when doing this?  The only safe way I can think of is logging into each and every account, backing up data and then converting.  There has to be a better way.
Question by:warriorfan808
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Hi warriorfan808,

the folders them selves will stay in tact..... but they will of course, have the last and latest updated data....... i would log the machines in, take the profile path out, then establish your folder redirection policy

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Thanks Jay Jay.  That was a method that I figured would work.  Have you tried it?  I think I'm going to make a user, have him roam, try your method and see if it works.

I'll let you know man.
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Jay_Jay70 earned 2000 total points
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thats the path i took when testing profiles and then redirection - i did it without thinking about it - didnt even remember my machine was logged in....and it worked :)

no problems bro, let me know how you go

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