Folder Redirection + Multiple User Machines + Migration
Posted on 2006-07-12
I currently have the My Documents folder redirected to a 2003 file server \\server1\users\%username%, this server has become slow and overworked. I started to migrate all of the user folders to a new file server \\server2\share but upon doing this I have ran into a couple of problems:
1. It appears that when users are logging on/off one machine, it synchronizes the My Documents folder for all users that have previously logged onto the same machine. I don't know if this is normal but it certainly raises a few eyebrows when at logoff a user sees that they are synchronzing someone else's documents. This problem then dominos into the next problem...
2. After successflly redirecting the My Documents folder I see that the new folder has been created for the user in the new location. But, when the user comes to logon/logoff it still wants to synchronize the My Documents folder for all the other users that have logged into the machine. The users that have logged into the same machine in the past have also had their My Documents folder redirected and their old share has been deleted therefor errors are outputted when it goes to synchronize.
I need it to stop trying to synchronize the folders of other user profiles that exist on the same machine as it is trying to synhcronize with the old location.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I also don't fancy going round to every desktop around the company and fiddling with profiles manually. I've already spent a week or so trying and testing this out and I'm running out of hair.