How to allow domain admins access to user's "My Desktop" folders?

Posted on 2008-11-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
... it's making me crazy.

WHY izzit that only the user can see into their own "My Desktop" folder. Can somebody PLEASE tell my why my domain admins cannot see into ANY "My Desktop" folder but their own? DA's can see everything else on the $%^&* network but those cursed "My Desktop" folders.

What is up!?!?

Question by:jennixchange
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    Expert Comment

    by:Rob Williams
    Either you are not a domain admin or the permissions are not properly set.
    You may have to take ownership and then add domain admins. To do so right click on the folder and choose properties | advanced | owner | change the ownership to domain admins, and then go back and add domain admins under security permissions.
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    Accepted Solution

    Default behavior when using folder redirection is that user shall be granted exlusive rights to the redirected folder.
    Edit Folder Redirection GPO
    Expand User Configuration\Windows Settings\Folder Redirection
    Right-click on Desktop -> Properties -> Settings
    Untick "Grant the user exclusive rights to Desktop"

    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, i don't know why i never recall seeing *that* before.

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