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Server 2008 Roaming Profile Question

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Windows Server 2008 R2 File Server
Windows 7 Pro Desktop
[**NOTE** Folder Redirection, including APPDATA, is enabled via GPO, to redirect user folders to server share 'STAFF USERS'.  Roaming profile enabled via A.D. account settings on 'PROFILE' tab [Profile Path = \\FS1\STAFF PROFILES$\jane ].

If Folder Redirection & Roaming Profiles are set up properly, shouldn't a WIN 7 Pro user have automatic access to Outlook (2007)Offline Personal (.PST) folders on any domain computer they log on to?

Post implementation, my 1st test user is receiving an Outlook error "FILE C:\USERS\JANE\APPDATA\LOCAL\MICROSOFT\OUTLOOK\PERSONALFOLDERS(1).PST CANNOT BE FOUND"

I was expecting Jane to be able to automatically access her Outlook personal folders from any computer now that Folder Redirection & roaming profiles has been enabled?  Yes?  No?
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by:Chris Millard
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1) Have you checked to see if her PST file is stored locally or on the server?

2) If it IS on the server, then can you modify the data file location for the profile so that it looks for the PST on the network share instead?
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by:dealvis
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I am looking for a YES or NO response from someone who has successfully implemented Folder Redirection and Roaming Profiles on Server 2008 R2 for Win7Pro workstations.

Simply seeking confirmation the functionality I'm expecting is achievable?

If Folder Redirection & Roaming Profiles are set up properly, shouldn't a WIN 7 Pro user have automatic access to Outlook (2007)Offline Personal (.PST) folders on any domain computer they log on to?  YES or NO please?
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James Haywood earned 250 total points
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by:dealvis
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I was able to confirm the answer provided through other technical resources.
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by:bfbatch
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I know this is closed, but in-case someone is looking there is new templates for Exchange 2007 and 2010 that will all you to specify where you want the PSTs to be created. If you assign the roaming AppData folder in Vista or 7 the PSTs and OSTs will follow your users wherever they go.

http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/42

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179081.aspx

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