SBS 2003 Folder Redirection/ GPO Question

Hey Guys,

I had a quick question (and apologies if this has been asked before!, I tried searching but couldn't find anything conclusive). I have a SBS2003 setup where in every user gets a 'user' folder under the User Shared Folders (which ultimately consists of a User Document folder). I wanted to disable that so that no user gets a User Shared Folder, is there a way I can do that? Does going to Shares (Local) under Server Management and disabling the share on User Shared Folders sufficient to stop that?

Second, instead of that, I have created a folder Hierarchy on my root folder with a following structure
-- HR
-- Operations
-- Accounting
-- Sales

I have groups that correspond to each Role, so User A is part of Group HR, and I would like a GPO that checks what Role it is, and display a shortcut to Root/HR on their respective desktops. Is that possible?

Thanks for your help in advance!

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SandeshdubeyConnect With a Mentor Senior Server EngineerCommented:
It seems that you have configured folder redirection policy to stop the same refer KB article detail process to stop the folder redirection and redirect the files back to local userprofile location is given.

Regarding the mapping of drive you can create a VBS Script - Map Drives Based on Group Membership:

Using Group Policy Preferences to Map Drives Based on Group Membership
JAN PAKULAICT Infranstructure ManagerCommented:
it would be better if you instead of shortcuts  map network drives

do a batch file for each user group

:Existing File server
New File server
NET USE M: \\server2\HR

stick in gp under user logon script and you done ( group policy tied up to organizational unit of given users)

jatinaAuthor Commented:
Thank you, this would work perfectly!
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