Folder redirection and home folders

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Could anyone please tell me which are the differences between home folder and redirecting folders through group policies ?

I ve just found that many users a client's site have "home folder" set to a share on the server. (this was done in the past by another guy). Thats the same share Ive used to redirect my documents and desktop.

Wonder if there could be any conflict by having these two settings set at the same time.
Also, I had to disable folder redirection yesterday and I set the policy was to bring contents back to the original location (local folders on desktops machines)

What would happen now ?!?!


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If you re-direct My Documents then its totally transparetn to the user - the user can still save/read from My Documents and use the desktop icon - its just that the files are safely on the server. The user does not need to remember to save to a network share. Also the recycle bin still works. You dont need to configure any apps to use the network share as the default folder as most will use My Documents if non is specified.

You can have both a home folder and Redirected My Documents - using the same location if you want -  it won't do any harm - but its a bit pointess

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Hi KCTS,

I guess its pointless. Thats why I really would like to know exactly home folders are for

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What I dont understand, do home folders work the same way as folder redirection ?
What if after disabling the folder redirection GPO the folders are not moved back to the original location because of the home folder setting ?

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Good guide. Didnt clarify what  I was exactly asking but guided me through.

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