Change location of my documents folder to network

Each user has a folder on our file server that is secured so they can only access their own.  We have always moved user's 'My Documents' folder to point to this network drive so all documents are stored on the network and not on the user's pc.  However, now that we are installing Windows 7, the folders are automatically being renamed back to My Documents.  This is also "removing" the security so anyone can open those files.
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Robert SaylorConnect With a Mentor Senior DeveloperCommented:
You have to set the users share as available offline then change the documents location to point to this share. Also, you can remove the internal documents from the library.
Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
If you are on a domain and using AD you can use GPO (group policy) to control these. if you are on Windows server 2003 you will have to download the Win7 ADM or ADMx templates. This way you can control all your systems from once central location instead of doing this PC by PC, so please let us know what vesion of Windows you are using and what version of server--thanks.
lmfsAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the pics!
Robert SaylorSenior DeveloperCommented:
No problem
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