Group Policy on Desktops vs. Laptops
Posted on 2010-09-14
I have a Group Policy (GP) question I am trying to figure out. I have my Active Directory (AD) set up so that users are separated into OUs based on department. I also have computer account broken into "Desktop" and "Laptop".
For Desktop Users:
In GP, I have a Computer policy that disables offline files.
I also have a User policy that redirects the My Documents folder to the user's home folder on the file server.
For Laptop Users:
I can set up just the User policy that redirects the My Documents folder to the user's home folder on the server because that seems to auto-enable Offline Files. This will allow the My Documents folder to sync to the local computer upon user log off so they have access to their data when they are off-site. The problem is that if I needed to log in as myself or an administrative user to their laptops then the My Documents folder would redirect as it should, but the Computer policy would then enable Offline Files and cause the My Documents folder to sync when I logged out.
How can I have my cake and eat it too? Thanks!