Folder name on Documents folder using Group Policy redirection
Posted on 2008-10-15
Network consists of Windows 2003 servers and XP workstations. We are replacing the old XP workstations with new ones running Vista Business. We are using group policy to redirect the Documents (formerly My Documents) folder to a server location. The server location is a public share accessible by all users where the folder names are the folder owner's logon name; i.e., the folder belonging to user "JFranks" is named "JFranks," and so on for each user.
The problem I'm facing is a known one in Vista - when you redirect the Documents folder, the folder display name is changed to "Documents" rather than displaying the actual folder name. So, what will happen is that in the public folder location, EVERY FOLDER will now display the name "Documents" instead of the user's logon name. Obviously, we can't work this way since no one will be able to find the folder they need.
In previous deployments, we were using the user's home folder (private) for the redirection, so it wasn't a problem because no other user could access or see that folder anyway.
Does anyone have a way of correcting this issue so that the actual folder names will display?