How to test folder redirection without messing up OU?

I have 550 users all on WinXP machines, and I have admin access only to our OU on the AD domain.
I just want to test on one or 2 PC's to see how folder redirection works.

Since I can't enable folder redirection on a local computer to test, how can I test folder redirection without messing everyone up on our OU?
If I enable it with GPO on our OU does it automatically start screwing with everyone's computers, or do I have to enable something individually for it to work?

Thank you.
jonburkAsked:
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Darksied9Commented:
Once you set the GPO, it will start screwing with people on their next reboot (for computer policies) and on their next login or GPUpdate for user based policies.  There really is no way to do this unless you create a child OU of your current OU and move two PCs there.  Once there apply the GP to the child OU only.  Otherwise may I suggest a test bed?
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jonburkAuthor Commented:
I will see if corporate can create a child OU for me to test, and will accept your Solution, but have a quick question before cloing out the thread...

Is there an approved method to redirect Outlook PST's as well, or would it be too slow?
Thank you!


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Darksied9Commented:
Literally all you have to do for the PST is to remove it from the client copy it to a server and re-add it to outlook.  There are some tools out there that will automate that for you but because latency (depends on your core network and bandwidth from the client to the server) will more than likely be an issue. I would not suggest it.  If you have the disk capacity to store the pst files on the network I would suggest that you disable pst support and allocate the disk to Exchange directly and just increase the user's mailbox quota.
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