Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Windows 2003 Folder Redirection Help

Posted on 2007-12-05
7
Medium Priority
?
234 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
I have walked into a nightmare where folder redirection was set up for everyone.  I have a latop user that is set up with folder redirection and it is not synchronizing, it is a nightmare when he is working from home because of it wanting to syncrhronize, and this is a problem.  They want their stuff to be backed up to the network, like their My Documents folder.  What would be the best way to set my laptop users up with the My Documents getting backed up to the network once they connect to it?  This folder redirection is kicking my booty.  
0
Comment
Question by:sunshineknox
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:simsjrg
ID: 20412611
Configure one of your servers as a Remote Access / VPN Server, allow the Laptop user Dial-In access and have them check the "Logon via Dialup" checkbox so they VPN  in at logon. Now as long as they have an internet connection they will connect as if they were in the office... Group policies and Folder Redirection will work.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:oldPCguy
ID: 20412695
I have our mobile users in a separate OU and do not use folder redirection or roaming profiles. I do use offline folders set to NOT sync automatically and have directed our mobile users to sync their offline folders only when connected to the LAN in the office. This has worked very well for us.
0
 

Author Comment

by:sunshineknox
ID: 20427824
The thing I've noticed about this is that it syncs only the files and not subdirectories.
0
Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:oldPCguy
ID: 20428139
Are the folders shared? They need to be shared folders in order for them to sync.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
sunshineknox earned 0 total points
ID: 20429958
Ugh.  I have to share all the sub folders, too?  That seems excessive.  I guess I will have to go third pary on this one.  SmartSync Pro seems like a good third pary solution.

0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Vee_Mod
ID: 20644403
Closed, 500 points refunded.
Vee_Mod
Community Support Moderator
0

Featured Post

New feature and membership benefit!

New feature! Upgrade and increase expert visibility of your issues with Priority Questions.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Group policies can be applied selectively to specific devices with the help of groups. Utilising this, it is possible to phase-in group policies, over a period of time, by randomly adding non-members user or computers at a set interval, to a group f…
A bad practice commonly found during an account life cycle is to set its password to an initial, insecure password. The Password Reset Tool was developed to make the password reset process easier and more secure.
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …
Suggested Courses

610 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question