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Can't share Redirected Folders in SBS 2008

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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
On a fresh install of SBS 2008, with folder redirection enabled for the "documents" of users, I can't make those folders accessible by any user who does not own that folder. Basically, if User A wants to access files in User B's redirected documents folder, they can't. I've gone through and made sure it was shared, and made sure permissions were fine but whenever I try to apply any permissions to any of the redirected user folders, it says "access denied".
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That's because the Group Policy Object (GPO) that redirects the documents folder has a setting which grants the user "exclusive" access.  You can't even access the folder using an administrator account.

See image below for details.

You would need to remove that option from the GPO.  But it's not that simple.  You actually have to stop folder redirection... allow all the users to log in to make sure that files are copied back to their workstations, then re-enable the policy and change the exclusive access option before anyone logs in again to have the files moved back to the server.

Alternatively, you can just use the Users Shared Folders if they have documents to share... or create a library in SharePoint's Companyweb.


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