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Folder Redirection Issue with Windows 7 in a Windows Server 2003 Envirionment

I am having a problem with a user who has a Windows 7 desktop that is having problems saving excell documents to his my documents folder. I have a shourtcut on the desktop that came from his name folder. It is saying unable to find path. He also has a windows xp laptop that is good.

It seems like my doucuments are able to be found in xp but in windows 7 the folder redirection is wrong since its called Documents. How do I fix the Windows 7 computers folder redirection so it recognizes the path and I am able to save excell documents. Please help me.
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DornerDiamondsAuthor Commented:
I am confused on how to do this. I looked in windows server 2003 group policy and I went to folder redirection and I was wondering how the group policy differentiats from a Windows XP and a Windows 7 machine. Please help me
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DornerDiamondsAuthor Commented:
The article that you sent me applies to windows server 2008 and I dont have that. I have a 2003 R2 Service Pack 2 server.
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ZouleousCommented:
I'm not sure I understand you 100%, but did you do the folder redirection in group policy or did you manually change it?  The shortcut on your desktop is an actual shortcut that someone made or is it the built-in Windows shortcut that is supposed to take you to the Documents library?
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DornerDiamondsAuthor Commented:
It is a shortcut I made from the default users name folder. I have folder redirection setup for the my documents to go to the home directory share on the server but as you know windows 7 has documents and when the user is trying to save a excell spreadsheet the path is not found. Please help
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ZouleousCommented:
You didn't answer my question about how you set up folder redirection.  If you use group policy then it should properly allow you to save to the Documents library in Excel.  The Default save location for the Documents library will be the My Documents folder still, but in the redirected location.  Make sure you use a Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2 machine to create the policy.  If you edit it in Server 2003 then you won't have the right options to configure folder redirection for Windows 7.

If you want a shortcut on the desktop then you shouldn't create one manually.  If you want everyone to have a shortcut on their desktop then you'd have to script it using environment variables to based on the username of the logged in person.  You may also be able to find a group policy personalization option to show the Documents folder on the Desktop or load a theme that includes it for the persons first time logging in.  Personally I wouldn't add it to their desktop.  If someone wants to add it on their own they can click Start-->right-click Documents-->send to-->Desktop (create shortcut).

I hope that helps.
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DornerDiamondsAuthor Commented:
That sounds good.  But could you give me an idea on opening the group policy from the win7 machine?
Thanks.
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ZouleousCommented:
Install RSAT if you haven't already.  Here's the version for Win7 w/Sp1.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=7887

That will allow you to enable the Windows Feature.  Click Start and type Windows Features.  It should be the first search result "Turn Windows Features on or off".  Find Group Policy Management Tools and turn it on.  After installing it click Start, type Group Policy, and press enter.  Find the GPO you created for Folder Redirection and right-click select Edit.
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