Folder Synchronization with Active Directory on Windows 2008 Server
Posted on 2010-11-26
I'm trying to set some syncing up on a Windows 2008 network. This is what I need to set up and wondering if I can run this by a few people and get a few opinions!
I need to have a folder created on every C drive on Windows XP based PC's (let's call it reference to keep things simple, so it would be called C:\reference). I would need to exclude the server and a few select machines that wouldn't be used at all.
The source directory would be a mapped shared drive (in this case S:\reference). So pretty much want everything from S:\reference to be synced to C:\reference.
The reason why we need this done is that it's causing to much network traffic/slow down when we all access this at once and there is no reason why we can't reference this locally at all. The Sync could be done at night when no one is here.
I'm thinking that this could easily be done with Active Directory with GPO's? If anyone could please share about Folder Synchonization with 2008 server it would be appriciated.