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Posted on 2012-03-25
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So I have the robocopy script working, however I have an issue.

Currently users My Docs are already being redirected to \\server\user\docs.

I want to add desktop redirection to that.  I would like to redirect the desktops to \\server\user\desktop, in the same user directory that their My Docs are currently in.

So what enviroment variable can I use to have the desktops redirected to \\server\existing user folder\desktop?

I don't know the environement variable to use for the existing user folder?

Thank you!!
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Why are you using a script?  Why aren't you using a group policy?
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by:cas_three
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I don't need to copy the desktops over first then turn on folder redirection?
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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No - the setting should automatically copy the desktops over (though depending on how much a user has on their desktop, the initial copy could slow logon, so you probably want to do this in stages, a few users at a time.  As always, use a test account first to understand what you're doing and how it's working.
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by:cas_three
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Just so I am clear, the desktops in the roamprof directory will be copied to the new location that folder redirection will be going too, correct?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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As I said:
As always, use a test account first to understand what you're doing and how it's working.

I avoid roaming profiles - they can be a nightmare.  I ONLY use folder redirection.  And when implemented, Folder Redirection copies the data from the source location to the new location by default.  

But again, you should ALWAYS test first since there could be a complication with your network I'm not aware of.
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