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Redirect My Documents to each users home folder share

Hello,

I am stuck on this. SBS is 2011 and the terminal server is 2008.

Have an SBS server hosting shares for each user. Example \\sbs\UserShare\User1

We have a terminal server joined to the SBS domain. When users login I would like the My documents folder to be redirected to that users respective share on the SBS server. The purpose is to keep the users from storing data on the terminal server besides the desktop. To make it work I have been logging in as each user right click "my documents" and redirecting manually.

I am actually onsite trying to do this so any help is appreciated. Thanks
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
There is no need to create a manual GPO for this, since SBS does it automatically.

Just enable folder redirection from the SBS Management Console.
Official documentation for this is here:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc513956.aspx

Jeff
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borgmemberAuthor Commented:
Hello,

Jeff, I was able to use that for a test users. However the users docs are all already in \\sbs\usershares\username

When I enabled your suggestion it made a new folder under that user in the redirections share. The new folder was "my documents" and the default permissions deny the administrator the rights.

Yesterday I was able to make a login script that maps a U drive for each user to their respection folder under user shares by using %username%

So I just need an automated way of telling my documents to use "U" I can do this manually obviously but it is time consuming.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
You will save a lot of time and effort by using the SBS defaults rather than trying to reinvent the wheel.  

There is no need to use a login script either.  Group Policy Preferences are much better.

Drive maps with group policy preferences
Also, making this change manually will only fix current users and not future ones, which will need to be adjusted once the user is made (if you remember to do it).

You can move all of the documents from where they are to the FolderRedirections share with robocopy.
Robocopy \\ <ServerName> \usershares\\ <ServerName> \RedirectedFolders /R:10 /E /COPYALL /LEV:2 /LOG:C:\Copyresults.txt

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Review the log file to make sure they all copied correctly.

Jeff
TechSoEasy
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