Populate Word template location by AD Group
Posted on 2009-05-14
Currently we have a number of small sites who have their own local servers. Each server has the site's word templates for that specific location (T:\Templates)
We are going to be centralising these files and amalgamating them on one server. As there are so many templates, we don't want to place them all in the same folder and want to only present the same templates to the same users as before. Each user will now get access to the same T drive location.
I think the best way to sort this out would be to place the templates within sub folders and redirect the clients to the relevant subfolder depending on an AD group. So;
Templates would be located at
and there would be an AD group for each (e.g. MainStreetUsers-GRP, etc)
I have previously seen somewhere where the decription field of a group was used to populate a location for drive mappings and guess the same principle could be used here?
This would then have to be inserted into the registry or interpreted by a Group Policy?
Is there an easier way to do this? Any pointers? code?