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Folder Redirection / Offline Files GPO

Posted on 2011-09-26
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I am creating an GPO where certain folders are redirected to a folder on a server and was wondering if this policy and it's settings are valid:
new gpo -> Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Network -> Offline Files -> Administratively assigned offline files: Enabled.
FIles and Folders: Show... \\Servername\Users\%USERNAME%

I have a shared folder named Users and inside of this folder every Authenticated User who logs into the Domain has various folders redirected into the Users folder/Username folder (I.E \\Servername\Users\jdoe\Documents

Is  "\\Servername\Users\%USERNAME%" a valid setting or do i need to itemize every single person who logs in individually into this policy?

IE:
\\Servername\Users\jdoe\
\\Servername\Users\rschleply
\\Servername\Users\alincoln
etc

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See the part : Setting up Folder Redirections using Group Policy

http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2010/08/best-practice-roaming-profiles-and-folder-redirection-a-k-a-user-virtualization/

Please tell if you need further clarification?

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YES, that's the correct setting:  "\\Servername\Users\%USERNAME%"
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To answer your questions in nutshell:
1) Yes this setting is valid.
2) \\Servername\Users\%USERNAME% is OK.

However, I would suggest please read below mentioned link for Offline files:

http://www.minasi.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=24127

It's a good insight & you can make more sense out of it as you have not mentioned your environment.

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by:Fureio
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Ackles, Thanks for the elaborate answer and references. The domain environment is mentioned in the zones the question was posted in. I'll be sure to outline my environment in future questions.
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