How to set correct permissions on existing redirected folders
Posted on 2008-10-31
We've recently taken over the IT support for a company that has an SBS 2003 server and a dozen XP/Vista PCs and laptops.
The company that originally supplied them with the PCs and laptops gave them Home editions of both XP and Vista - so of course, no one was actually joined to the local domain.
We've now upgraded all the workstations and joined them to the domain properly.
The server was already setup for My Documents redirection, which of course wasn't working before because no one was joined to the domain.
However, now it is working and users files have been copied to the server, I've realised that the server has been setup to redirect to a non-standard user documents location - and all the permissions are wrong.
What's the best way to resolve this and get all the permissions back as they should be?
There appear to be a number of options to me, namely:
1. Simply change the Client Document Redirection settings to save files to the default shared user directory, which has the correct permissions setup
2. Change the default shared user directory to the directory that is currently being used for redirection (sure there is a standard method for doing this). Would I need to stop redirection first, change the default shared folder, then restart redirection?
3. Change permissions on the current folder that's being used for redirection? Presumably that would have to be done manually.
Ideally, I'd like to leave the files where they are as they're on a different disk to the system drive.