SBS 2008 & Windows 7 Hard Drive Failure & Folder Redirection
Posted on 2014-01-22
I have a Windows 7 computer that has a failing hard drive, and I need to replace it. The current user is able to work for the time being, but its a matter of time before the hard drive completely fails. This user has folder redirection enabled on his profile.
I want to know if its a matter of logging off the computer with his account, so that the changes are replicated to the server, replacing the hard drive, install the operating system and apps, and then log back into the sbs domain.
I am not sure if I remove the computer from the SBS dashboard, and then rejoin it with the same name, or simply leave the machine in the SBS dashboard and attempt rejoining the domain with the same computer name.
I am concerned if the user logs in the first time after the hard drive is replaced, and there is nothing there that it will replicate to the server wiping everything out.
I simply need to know what will happen to folder redirection when a client computer hard drive fails for a given account.