how to stop Folder Redirection when logging in offline ?
Posted on 2011-09-14
we have Windows 2008 Active Directory domain
we have Windows XP Pro SP3 laptop Clients using USB 3G Dongle to access to internet
we have GPO in place for folder redirection based on domain group membership
we have one scenario where the laptop users logging in offline using domain account(cached credentials in this case as they are on the road) and offcourse, the domain controllers are not available
but the Folder Redirection is still working and maps the "My Document" to server
and they have USB 3G dongle, as soon as they connected the laptop to the internet via this USB 3G dongle, the laptop stops responding for a good 10 minutes, as it is looking for the server which is mapped by folder redirection
so the question is :
how do i stop the folder redirection completely when the laptop users logging on offline/when they are on the road ?
this was what i did but it did not help:
i setup a GPO to detect slow link , the exact setting is : "Group policy slow link detection" in either Computer or User configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy
Again, what i'd like to do when laptop users on the road :
when i select properties of the :"My Document" folder on the laptop, it must point to c:\documents and settings\<username>