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Folder redirection Server 2008 R2

Posted on 2010-09-15
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My problem
I have setup folder redirection in group policy to redirect users data to a network share

\\myservername\userfiles

I can write data to my "\\servername\userfiles" folder

Everything seems to work fine except the "documents" folder and all that follows it is only being created inside the server local profiles area.

all other folders get created desktop,downloads,links,etc in the network share

Any help appreciated

Thanks

PS there is more background to my problem at the link below but no one answered really so I am asking a new question from where i am now.

If you are interested

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/SBS_Small_Business_Server/Q_26474451.html#a33688938
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I solved it not sure if its the right way to go about it but here is what i did

I changed the group policy folder redirection settings for the documents folder to follow the home directory.

I log a new user in for the first time using RDP (thats how I have been testing it)

All folders except documents get created automatically

I then log the user off again

I then go to the user profile and set the home directory using a mapped drive letter U: in my case and set the path to \\myservername\userfiles\username\Documents

Where "username" is in this string I DO NOT use %username%

So the string for user "bob" reads

\\myservername\userfiles\bob\Documents

I apply and save this

I log the user in again from remote client and the folders get moved from

c:\users\bob\Documents

to the rquired location

I have repeated this for several users and it works a charm all my users documents are in one manageable location.

Thanks for reading hope this helps someone else.

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