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Cause My Documents folder to be different via Group Policy

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Hi friends...

I use a logon script to create mapped drives to a users my documents on our data server.

Is there a simple way to automatically make this network drive the "My Documents" folder without having to change every single computer?

Thanks!
Joe
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Is there a reason you do not want to use a Group Policy object to perform this operation?

Let's presume, for a moment, you want all users, by default, to have their My Documents folder point to

\\fileserver\Users$\Username\

The step-by-step procedure for doing this via Group Policy can be found at

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc783674(v=ws.10).aspx

The only other method of redirecting the My Documents folder is to modify the registry then stop all instances of EXPLORER.EXE (using TASKKILL.EXE, for example) then restarting EXPLORER.EXE once all of the prior processes have been terminated.  This is done to ensure Windows "re-reads" the registry changes.
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I do want to use Group Policy.

I see where to set all that up...this may be elementary...what is it referring to when it refers to the "users home directory".  Is that set somewhere else?
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In the Profile tab of the user in Active Directory
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