My Documents folder redirection onto Server 2008 shared folder
Posted on 2010-09-01
I'm having a couple of issues with what I think may be caused by redirecting the folder location of user's My Documents on their Windows 7 laptops, onto a network location on a Windows 2008 server.
First off, I'm redirecting the folder locally on every machine, not using any script to do so. I'm also redirecting it to the user's home folder that I have listed in their Active Directory profile. On Server 2008, as soon as I redirect the folder onto the server, it is changing the name of the folder from their username, to Documents. Can I get it to not change the name of the folder on the server? On our backup server (Win 2003), the folders are named with the username, which is what I want on the Server 2008 machines. If I rename the folders on the server from Documents to the appropriate username, will the redirection still work?
Secondly, some users are having issues accessing their home directory on other computers, which aren't doing any redirection. When they try to access their home folder, it's coming up that the location is not available. But, when I go directly to the server, the folder is there, no permissions changed, and I can access it. Even while on the laptops, while logged on as the user, I cannot access the location by going to \\server\directory$\username. It's giving the same error.