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How do I change the target of My Documents on all workstations using Active Directory/Group Policy?

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How do I change the target of My Documents on all workstations using Active Directory/Group Policy?

Looking to have all my employees sync their "My Documents" with a specific drive on the network.


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by:SGrossmann
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Here this is written for terminal servers but works the same for workstations:http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/articles-tutorials/terminal-services/performance/configure-folder-redirection.htmlMake sure that you think for notebook users if they don't have a VPN connection open and no connection to the redirected folder.
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by:cehsolution
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that is easy !!!!
- all workstations must be join domain

- on DC you use Group Policy Management in order to create Policy or gpedit.msc
- GPO-->User and configuration-->windows setting-->Folder redirection-->right click on My document-->properties-->see picture such as attach files

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by:SysExpert
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Also this will not work for Vista and newer OS, you will need to use ADMX file with poicies and new GPO management tool from 2008

I hope this helps !
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by:indsupport
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Here is a question

I have it going to \\192.168.44.3\people\%username%\

It doesn't seem to be working


the user is on Windows 7, but i see the local policy working because it changed the TARGET to

C:\Users\pala\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\Documents.library-ms
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by:cehsolution
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Hi indsupport: you must share "People" folder with full permission for everyone.
when you type "root path" must have "\\<...> \Clair \My Document" is OK
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by:indsupport
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So basically I need a Windows 2008 DC, correct?
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by:indsupport
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cehsolution:

that has already been done, im just talking about windows 7 workstations

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SysExpert earned 2000 total points
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reread  the solution and final comments in

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Q__26425821.html

It states that 2008 server was actually NOT needed  !
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