I was trying to setup roaming profiles on a SBS 2008 server. I have never done this before and have hit a snag. I followed these directions below to allow only 2 users to roam (traveling sales guys) . My questions are
1) Did I use the correct root folder - \\N2\RedirectedFolders
2) Once this is running correctly will this carry my desktop,docs, and favorites?
3) Do I need to have any local users with the same name on any host other than an AD user?
run the "Redirect folders for user accounts to the server" task from the Users and Groups tab
User Configuration > Policies > WIndows Settings > Folder Redirection
Right click on the "Favorites" folder and select properties. On the Target tab, enter the following:
Setting: Basic - Redirect everyone's folder to the same location
Target folder location: create a folder for each user under the root path
Root Path: <SERVERNAME>\RedirectedFolders
(where <SERVERNAME> is the actual name of your server)
Then on the Settings tab configure the following:
Grant the user exclusive rights to Links: Checked
Move the contents of Links to the new location: Checked
(the third option should be greyed out)
Policy Removal: Redirect the folder back to the local userprofile...
Click OK and to enforce it right away open a CMD Console (using "Run as administrator...") and enter the following command:
Users may need to log off and back on to their workstations three times in order for the redirection to occur.