Server 2003 Folder Redirection Policy Change
Posted on 2010-11-17
We currently have folder redirection applied to all users using a gpo applied to the domain. However we need to change this as we now have users in satellite offices that are connecting to the domain over a vpn, this has proved to be unusably slow.
The Plan is to leave the main site on folder redirects and turn off redirects for users at the remote sites, is there an easy way to do this?
My best idea so far is to create new OU's and move the computers for each site into its own OU, then remove the domain redirect policy, leave it off for a few days to allow all users files to copy back to their local machines and then to create a new redirect policy applied only to the head office OU of computers.
However I can see a couple of issues with doing this, one if I move a computer from the default computer OU into a new OU I get an error about affecting over GP's, I’m sure this isn’t a problem but still a bit concerning. Secondly people who don’t login during this change won’t have their files moved back from the server to their local machines. This may be a problem when they come to login and the new policy is in place, I’m guessing their files wouldn’t be their too copy to the server.
Any advice or better solutions is greatly appreciated.