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How can I sync "My Documents" folder for certain users to their homedrive on the fileserver in 2003 using XP clients?

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I have some special case users that save all their business related docs in their My Documents folders on their local machines.  I need these files sync'd with their homedrive H: on the fileserver.  This has to be an automated process because this group tends to be PC challenged.  I'd like to use Group Policy to accomplish this task. Yes, when I create a new user account the H: drive is part of that creation process.
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by:jpquonce
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Just Right click their MY DOCUMENTS folder on the PC and have it point to the H: drive, then My Documents is pointed directly to their home drive.
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by:Paranormastic
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GPO might be the way to deploy the solution, but I don't tink that it is the solution.  I would go for either a logon script and/or scheduled task to do this.  I would look to an old favorite - xcopy, and stick it in a batch file.
xcopy "%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\*.*" H:\backupdir /d /y /e
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Henrik Johansson earned 375 total points
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Create a GPO and configure folder redirection of My Documents to \\fileserver\share\path
User Configuration\Windows Settings\Folder Redirection\My Documents

Redirected folders will by default automatically be made available offline
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Thank you very much.
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