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Desktop redirection

Hello,

We are running Win 2008 R2 AD, all users are on Windows 7 desktops, I have setup shared drives on a server for users to save their data, however most users continue to save work files on their desktops, we do not backup individual workstations so if a HDD on the computer crashes the data is lost. I don't want to restrict users from saving files on the desktop, how can I setup desktop redirection so the data saved there is saved on the server, which being backed up daily?

thank you,

Sergey
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Ess KayEntrapenuerCommented:
you need to forward the desktop link to the server
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CorinTackNetwork EngineerCommented:
You can actually set up a group policy for this, known as Folder Redirection. It will make their desktop, my documents, etc. sync to the server automatically, if you set those folders up to do so.

You can find instructions to do this here: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc786749.aspx
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Ess KayEntrapenuerCommented:
Serge, use a link like this \\server\%username%$\Desktop


Here is the microsoft way Configuring Folder Redirection:  http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc786749.aspx


Here is a more specific tutorial on redirecting My documents, desktop, etc.
http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/articles-tutorials/terminal-services/performance/configure-folder-redirection.html
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Sergey_NesterenkoAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much, that's exactly what I was looking for!
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