Windows 7 and Roaming Profiles: Problems with excluding some folders
I'm currently setting up a windows 7 GPO in a lab domain (2008 R2) before deploying Win7 in my organisation. Ran in to problems with Roaming profiles, though. I don't want to roam some folders, like Desktop or Downloads, in order to to conserve bandwith.
When excluding the old XP folders, like Desktop, everything works fine: I log in to a new machine, the non-excluded folders are copied from the share and the excluded folder gets created in the profile.
When trying to exclude the new profile folders, like Downloads or Saved games, these don't get created when I log on to a new machine. When looking in the profile these folders are missing and in the left pane window the Downloads icon is blank, pointing to nothing.
I have uploaded screenshots to clarify, and a report of the GPO.
In my testing I have set the GPO to delete the local copy to simulate a user coming to a new machine the first time. Roaming-Test.htm Roaming-Client-screenshot.jpg Downloads-icon-target.jpg
Windows 7Windows NetworkingWindows Server 2008
8/22/2022 - Mon
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