Group Policy Application Data Folder Redirection
Posted on 2010-09-15
I am redirecting the Application Data folder using Group Policy, but the settings are ambiguous. If I select the following:
Setting: Basic - Redirect everyone's folder to the same location
Target Folder location - Create a folder for each user under the root path
Root Path - \\FileCluster\Appdata\Terminal
Then the example the properties box shows underneath says:
For a user Clair, this folder will be redirected to:
This suggests to me that this is going to create the folder "Application Data" underneath Claire. However, when looking at the same setting in another GPO, it doesn't append the "Applcation Data" folder and the example is given as:
As if it will just create the Claire folder. I want to achieve the later example and realise I could do this by selecting one of the other options but I need to get to the bottom of this. I have a feeling that this issue may be linked to the domain being upgraded from 2000 to 2003 and the differing GPO templates.
Any help is appreciated, thanks.