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Remove folder redirection


I manage an SBS 2003 server with Windows 7 clients and recently implemented folder redirection for My Documents and Application Data. I am new to this subject and made the change to the default domain policy.

Now the network is often slow, occasionally all PCs freeze for 10 - 20 seconds so I would like to undo the folder redirection, starting with Application data.

The Target Setting is Basic, with Target folder location at default of "Create a folder for each user under the root path", and Policy Removal setting is set to "Redirect the folder back to the local userprofile location...".

if I change the Target Setting to Unconfigured, the clients App Data still remians redirected no matter how many times the PC is rebooted. If I do a GPResult /H GPReport.html I can see the settings for Document redirection, and Video, Music and Pictures, but Application data doesn't even show up.

ICan I force the removal by re-enabling the redirection Target Setting of Basic, and change target folder location to "Redirect to the local userprofile location"?

Thanks in advance,

Alasdair Barclay

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Sigurdur HaraldssonSystem AdministratorCommented:
I don't know SBS 2003 but in SBS 2008 you're supposed to do this from the SBS Console. Is there a setting for it there somewhere?
AlasdairbAuthor Commented:
In SBS 2003 there is something called Server Management which has an option to redirect the users My Documents folder but no others unfortunately.
AlasdairbAuthor Commented:
Points awarded to shreedhar - solution complicated, not had a chance to try it yet.. in the meantime I have managed to alleviate the symptoms so may end up leaving as is. In future I will not muck about with the default domain policy!

Thanks to al for your replies.


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