I was tasked by one of my customers today, to find out if this below is possible.
They want a shared folder between all their domain users (they've got an AD with folder redirection on My Documents and Desktop) where they'll store attendance reports amongst other things.
First solution is of course to create a folder share and map the directory, as per usual. But here's the kicker:
They want this shared folder to be a regular folder in their My Documents (already redirected, remember). I'm thinking folder redirection again - can a redirected folder be shared amongst users without posing any problems? And can you put a redirected folder within another redirected folder?
Question number two - they need some kind of file lock on every file in this shared folder, so that it's impossible for two users to open the same document. Can this be done without third party tools? If not - is there a good and very cost effective third party software for this?
We're looking at computer illiterates here, so every solution made simple is a blessing for them.
So, to sum things up:
* They want "My Documents/Folder" to link directly to a shared folder on the server
* They want everything file in this folder to be locked to a single simultaneous user - not the folder itself.
Thank you in advance!