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Posted on 2013-05-12
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Here's my setup.  SBS 2012, 20 windows 7 workstations.  We have just added 6 Microsoft Surface Pro Tablets.  These users will always login to their assigned tablet, and don't need roaming profiles.  The issue we are having is that it takes a long time to load the profile over the wireless.  My first question is how to exclude the tablets.  I believe I can just add the tablets to an OU called "tablets" and only apply the Roaming Profile policy to the other OU that the Windows 7 workstations are in.  Is this correct? Any concerns I should have?
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Are you using roaming profiles that are defined in AD or did you setup folder redirection through Group Policy?

If you setup folder redirection through group policy then you are correct. You can create a separate OU for the tablets, link the folder redirection to the workstations and make sure it is not linked to the tablets.

You will also have to makes sure you have the box checked that moves the users information back to the local computer if the computer falls outside of the policy being applied for each folder location. That will save you the time of moving it all manually but that is do-able.
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