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Centralize Users' Documents, Active Directory 2003

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Hi i am a starting user in active directory, recenly i created a domain controller in 2003 with my users, i have aprox 50 users and i would like to centralize the users using active directory, what do i have to do? is there any information step by step, i was trying redirection,  home folders, and i could'nt do it. I am using Server 2003
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by:andrew_aj1
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This guide will help you setup folder redirection on Server 2003:
http://maxms.net/article/Folder-Redirection-with-Group-Policy-in-Server-2003
I use folder redirection on all my servers; it  allows users to easily use other computers and to still access their files. This also makes backing up user data very easy.
Good luck.
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by:Salvy18
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Thanks for the link, but i fallowed everything and still it did not create the folders automatic, and the GPO are linked fine plus after a log in with the user i try to go access the server with the share folder and i can create any folder withing this forder.

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by:Salvy18
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I realized that it did it locally when the administrator loged in, but if a user log in with his computer it did not create the redirect folder in the server.
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You did it to the local policy? not the domain policy? If you want this change to effect everyone make sure you do it to the domain policy. Let me know if it works now.
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by:Salvy18
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how do i know if is local or domain?, because i went to my group policy management and then i create a GPO in Domain controller and then i linked to my gpo, and then in case i linked the domain.local.
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There are many ways to do this. One way is to open Active Directory Users and Comptuers. From there right click on your domain name and click properties. Click the Group Policy tab and select the Default Domain Policy in there. Now click on Edit. You are now able to edit the group policy for the domain.
You will notice the first item on the left will say something like 'Default Domain Policy [<domain name>.<domain type(com, net, local, etc)>]'
Hopefully this will be the last thing you need. Good luck.
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