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Disable Folder Redirection for our servers

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We are using Windows 2008 SBS and have folder redirection enabled.  I wish to disable folder redirection on all our servers so the user profiles don't grow.  Whats the best way to acheive this?

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by:Giladn
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hello,

Take a look here
 http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/how-do-i-disable-folder-redirection-sbs-2008/a8d170a7-276f-4aa8-ac91-44dc2cc4799b

also please check there is no folder redirection set on other linked GPO's on the server.
what exactly are you trying to achieve?
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I wish to disable folder redirection on all our servers so the user profiles don't grow.  2 of our admin users have large amounts of data in their user profiles and I don't want a local copy being saved on the servers.
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by:resolver1
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now youv'e questioned me....maybe its not folder redirection but offline files need to be disabled on the servers?
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by:Giladn
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:)


ok, are you using roaming profiles as well?
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no folder redirection
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what if you create a new OU in active directory move the users you need and do not llink a gpo/  create a new GPO with no folder redirection?
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is it possible to just disable offline files on the computers in question? I cant see no need for them on servers
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yes you can configure GPO to disable offline files, again , if you move those users to a different OU which has no GPO linked to it the problems will go away, don't forget to delete the mentioned folder from the SERVER after you double check that those admins have those files in their stations.  to do so just remove those roaming profile  directories.

guide to disabling offline files using group policy:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc759721%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

Gilad
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Thanks for the answer :-) .  Sorry for the delay in getting back to you .
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