My Documents redirection to a network share, changing folder name from UserID to Documents

We have redirected “My Documents” to a network location for 500 users XP users.  We are doing this by using the “Home Folder” radio button to Connect (To: \\ServerName\Users$\UserID).

There are a hand full of people showing up under \\ServerName\Users$ as \Documents

What needs to be done to have Windows not rename the user’s folder from their UserID to Documents?

Thanks for the input!
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Rommel SultanCommented:
This can be achive by changing registry setting

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]

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Rommel SultanCommented:
I think I didn't get the question right.
Can elaborate further?
Home folder alone isnt enough to redirect the My Docs.....

Thats just maps the HomeShare value and connects it as a drive letter.....

In the Redirection  policy, are you using "\\ServerName\Users$\%Username%"?

It would be normal for it to appear as "\\ServerName\Users$\%username%\My Documents".......
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
It would be far more efficient to use a group policy to re-direct my documents  !

COFITAuthor Commented:
We are using group policy to map the U drive to \\server\users$\TheirID... it is showing on the client side that a handful of people's directories are called Documents.  On the server their folder is still shows their name but these 6 people have a funny icon of a instead of the typical folder icon and their folder is read only, when the read only is uncheck and closed... you go back in and it is read only again?

I thought this issues was due to windows renaming folders but that is not the case...
Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
If you use GP properly to redirect the folders (and not just map the drive), then it has many advantages - its easier to set up, all the permissions, naming etc is done for you, existing documents are moved to the network location automatically and the recycle bin still works for the users folder.
COFITAuthor Commented:
Our file share box is very old...a  win 2000 box.

This thread discusses that *.ini files muck it up.

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Dont worry about the Read only flag on the folders....Doesnt mean the folder is Read Only... Windows ignores it in most cases....
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