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turn off folder redirection for specific users -conflicting GPO?

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We are moving 5 users on a SBS 2003 Domain into dropbox for their file backup to alleviate space issues on the SBS server.
On the client side, three are using windows 8.1, one has Windows 7 pro, and one has XP pro.

From what I have read, you can disable folder redirection by either adding the specific users to a new group, then applying a GPO to that group, or you can setup loopback from the local GPO.

If I setup a new GPO on the server side, and add the users to that group, wont that conflict with the default GPO which redirects folders for "all authenticated users"?

How do you recommend disabling redirected folders for these users?
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It depends on how the policies are set up. If you have a dedicated policy with folder redirection in it, you can either:

1/. Apply it to an OU and move those users to a different OU where the policy isn't applied.
2/. If all your users must stay in the same OU, you can add those users to the Security of the Group Policy with the Deny Apply attributes.

If it is a policy that is also doing other stuff, then you may wish to pull the folder redirection settings out onto its own policy and do what I recommended above.
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