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What's the right way to change permissions on files / folders to allow the administrator to access the redirected folders on SBS 2003, 08, 11

When logged into the SBS box as an admin, you can't see the redirected mydocs, desktop,etc for each user.  What's the right way to be able to change that so the administrator can see what's going on in there - saving loads of music, inappropriate files, add an icon on their redirected desktop, etc.

I am afraid of doing something to break the fact that users can't see other users folders, that the user can create new, edit, delete files, etc.
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hunartCommented:
Is your environment using DFS (Distributed File System)?  If you do, you can run a report which will produce existing files on your file server.  They can be categorized by file type or by file size.
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BeGentleWithMe-INeedHelpAuthor Commented:
no just a single server. and how does that - running a report - change the permissions?
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pablito70Commented:
You could try to add Domain Admins group on parent folder of users profiles and grant Modify permission, but this should be already present.
Are you using roaming profiles ?

My 2 cents
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PaulD77Commented:
Set the Parent "Redirectedfolder" so administrators security group has full access.  By default your users will not be able to access anyone elses folder if they are basic users, if any users are in the administrator group they will have access.
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hunartCommented:
So I would assume that this single server serves as DC and file server.  If you need to see the particular user, you can always use UNC path with the $ (admin rights), you can see what files are there.  E.g. \\computername\c$ will allow you to view all files within the C:\ drive of that system.

Your intention was checking to see what files are on the particular system and that is why I asked if you have DFS system in place.  Using DFS system will allow you to produce a report of what files are being saved on the network.  That way you can control what can be save, how much to save etc...

Here are some links directly related to DFS:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_File_System_%28Microsoft%29

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727150.aspx
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BeGentleWithMe-INeedHelpAuthor Commented:
Paul: you said:
Set the Parent "Redirectedfolder" so administrators security group has full access.  By default your users will not be able to access anyone elses folder if they are basic users, if any users are in the administrator group they will have access.

spelling it out for me, do you mean, right click on redirected folder, properties, security, then add administrators group with full rights? do you have to go into advanced? Check inherit? propogate? Yes, I want to add that one group to all folders, but on sue's folders below, not take away sue is the only regular user to see her's and not see bob's and vice versa.

that's my point - what are the granular steps to add admin / full rights and not break anything else.
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