Redirect My doccuments in Terminal Server 2008

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I am trying map my documents from a terminal server 2008 session to the my documents folder on my local machine.  I have tried using Script Logic's Desktop Authority but that put 2 my documents folders in my profile and that would confuse my end users.  Is there a way to have this redirected using a GPO settings?
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Systems engineer
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My Documents can be redirected with GPO to place the folder on a file share, but you can't redirect the folder to RDP-connected local drives (\\tsclient\C).
If you want the users to have the same my documents on both TS and the clients, you nead to redirect both client and TS to use the same share on a file server.

If you enable loopback processing on the TS, either in local policy or in a GPO linked to the OU with computer object, you can link the redirection-GPO to the TS-OU.

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy\User Group Policy loopback processing mode

* Create a share on a file server.
* Create a GPO linked to the TS-OU (or user-OU if it shall also affect the client computers) configuring the folder redirection of my documents to be \\server\share\%username%\documents. Remember to put the Documents as subfolder of each user folder, or Explorer's "user friendly"-behavior will trick you to have multiple subfolders named Documents in same folder due to desktop.ini.

User Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Folder Redirection\Documents


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