win7 - favorites folder redirection

Posted on 2011-10-24
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
a few things:
- Will XP clients have their favs redirected to my choosen path \\server\users\%username%\favorites
- Can I somehow retain users exisiting favorites from their local profiles?
- I also already have a GPO setting that specifies network wide favorite URL's (User config\Windows Settings\IE Maintenance\URLs\Favorites) will this policy still be applied in addition to the users own favorites?
Question by:Pete
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    Refer this link detail info related to folder redirction is given below.

    Yes,the favorite URL's policy will still be applied with addition to users own favorites.
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    by:James Haywood
    XP Clients will not have their favourites redirected, this is Vista and 7 only

    Favourites will not automatically move to the re-directed location but this can be scripted (or use USMT)

    Yes your GPO should still work correctly
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    thanks for the replies so my plan is to set fav location in the usual redirection gpo (only my win7 will understand), and then as well to import this custom adm (found on EE) that xp will understand. I'm concerned the custom adm will also be used by win7 so if it worth doing the first step?


    CATEGORY "Internet Explorer Settings"
          CATEGORY "Folder Redirection"
          KEYNAME "Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\Explorer\User Shell Folders"
          POLICY "Internet Explorer Favorites Path"
                EXPLAIN "The Location That Internet Explorer Favorites Will Be Stored"
                PART "Enter The Path To Where Favorites Will Be Stored"      TEXT
                END PART
                PART "Path To IE Favorites"      EDITTEXT      EXPANDABLETEXT
                VALUENAME "Favorites"
                END PART
          END POLICY
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    Author Closing Comment

    adm was the way to go

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