Keeping users from saving to their desktop or how to redirect desktop, favorites, etc in sbs 2003

Working with SBS 2011, I like that they let you redirect favorites and desktop to the server so they are getting backed up.

How would I set those up in sbs 2003? And what other folders do you redirect to the server?

when installing an app, and it asks, do you want an icon on everyone's desktop (or just the user installing it), if you say everyone, that puts the icon in the all users desktop folder and it's not being redirected... I guess that's ok, since on a different machine, if the app / printer isn't installed there, having the icon wouldn't help anyway!?
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warddhoogheCommented:
With Group policies you can redirect parts or whole profile
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BeGentleWithMe-INeedHelpAuthor Commented:
can you explain how?  that's roaming profiles, right? my (poor) memory is that roaming profiles slows things down if the user has loads of files?  It wants to send everything to the desktop to have a temp local copy of everything? but there's a workaround for that? are you familiar with what I am thinking about?  I don't want the login process to slow dowm
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rettif9DaleCommented:
The two articles titled overview of folder redirection overview and how to configure folder redirection give a clear explanation.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc785925(WS.10).aspx
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warddhoogheCommented:
roaming profile = local cache effect
redirected desktop or other parts of profile = no local cache but transparantly opens things as if it was opened via a networkshare where you direct it to.
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rettif9DaleCommented:
sorry the first one is folder redirection overview. They are next to each other in the list. Be cautious about enabling folder redirection on an older server. Try it on a few workstations before deploying it to the entire network.
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BeGentleWithMe-INeedHelpAuthor Commented:
sorry... where in group policy would these changes be made and what would they look like?  do you make a new GPO for each thing you do (file redirection, pasword settings, power settings, what else?- that's another question : ))
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warddhoogheCommented:
Depends how you want to manage your organisation. but you could as you said, make a GPO for the Desktop redir only. In the Scope you can filter it to be applied to a Group (or individual accounts, but recommend always using groups) and the desktop redirection settings in the GPO are at
User Configuration > Windows Settings > Folder Redirection > Desktop
Properties of that and for example Target: Redirect to the following location
and Root path: \\SERVER\SHARE\%username%.%userdomain%\Desktop

Hope it helps, but it wouldnt hurt reading a microsoft book on Active Directory Design and Implementation
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