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Prevent saving documents to local document root

Posted on 2011-09-15
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Dear Experts ,

We are currently implementing new changes to local user folders by using the folder redirection policies. There is one hurdle we are currently unable to overcome.The users are still able to save to the root of the documents under C:\Users\%Username% . How can we restrict this from occurring ?

Your input is appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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is c:\users the folder being redirected to? or are you running windows vista or 7 and you do not want your users to be able to save to the documents folder. Is this a domain?

If it is the folder being redirected to setup your rights to the users folder to not allow saves and then set rights up in each users folders to allow them rights.

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By default a user has FULL rights (well, a bit more restricted nowadays in Windows 7) to thier Profile Folder. Including a LIMITED USER. This is by design. I do not think you would be able to implement any types of restrictions, as you would surely cause other issues with the files in the root, such as ntuser.dat etc....

Perhaps Hiding the C Drive via GPO?
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Note this is on a 2008 Terminal Server.

I know of a workaround to accomplish the above where I would 1) hide the user folder icon which was created by default on  the desktop when I create a user - and then 2) manually create a 'My Documents' shortcut to the My Documents folder path which is under the Users specific folder. Is there a way to do this from scratch via GPO or some other other installation choice I can make so that when I set users up this configuration will happen to all of them by default.
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Thanks I'll look into these.
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