Folder Redirection Windows Server 2008
Posted on 2010-09-16
Hi. Currently we have a Win2k8 Srv as our PDC. We have many branch servers running Win2k3Srv. All of our clients are WinXP SP3 with XML Lite/CSE installed (by was that fun!).
Anyway, we have one domain (domainX) and each of our Branch servers are BDC's and Global Catalogue Servers.
After much faffing about, I have managed to get all the Client PC's updating the new fancy pants Win2k8 Group Policy preferences.
One problem, Folder Redirection is a bit iffy. The redirection has been configured on the Win2k8 Srv and is working on a few PC's that I have tested. Really to cut a long story short, exaclty when does the Folder Redirection policy take place? I thought that by trying a gpupdate /force and logging off and on, the MyDocs should be redirected to the folder specified on logon - not the case.
I created a new user account, placed the User in the User OU where I have applied the Folder Redirection and the MyDocs still have not redirected arrghh!
So can anyone tell me:
a) exaclty when this should take place?
b) can it be forced to happen immediately?
c) would it stop half-way through a transfer for any reason?
d) when i tested my policy on my account, I did not set the "Grant explicit permissions", can I now apply this to my folder in the redirecton path so that no-one can see my files!?
Thanks in advance.