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Efficient effective method for managing workstation backups

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Im looking for an effective method to managing workstation backups through active directory or other means. I have about 30 workstations on my network. I can setup a backup individually but surely there is a better method. Im interested in hearing what some of you are doing for client backups.

There is no exchange server, they are all pop accounts.
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personally I don't really backup workstations at most clients unless there is a really special need. all users have a user folder that is backed up daily on the server.  in the machines that have special needs either put a USB drive local or use ntbackup and store needed bkf files on server in a designated backup location. be sure to keep selected files to really required items or the size will get crazy fast.

http://www.slickit.ca/2009/07/running-nt-backup-under-windows-7.html
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I went to a client's office which he had a laptop. When he logged onto the network, his files automatically populated to the desktop of the laptop. They synchronized without have the sync symbol on each individual file.

How is that done?
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sounds like folder redirection, usually set by group policy.

what type of server is it?
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Is there anything in particular you need to backup on the clients?

If you only need My Docs, desktop etc. the most common thing is to configure Folder Redirection like Harel66 mentioned.

http://adfordummiez.com/?p=213

You can also use Roaming Profiles in conjunction with Folder Redirection, but I would only go with Folder Redir.
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Well, he was able to use the files when he wasn't on the network.
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still sounds like folder redirection.
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Also note that sync will not work for PST files, as they are opened exclusively by Outlook and Microsoft does not support placing the PST files on the network...
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