Disabling Folder redirection – Windows Servers 2008 - best approach?
Posted on 2014-07-17
We have a client who, due to staff being moved to a distributed environment, there PC’s (Windows 7) will now be stored in different locations to where the server (Windows Server 2008 R2) is.
While they will still be able to get to the server over the VPN, the use of folder redirection will no longer be a viable option as it would be slow and cause issues.
Therefore we have to change all their accounts, so that they don’t use folder redirection.
What is the best approach to this?
Do we just disable folder redirection and check each account is OK. OR is it cleaner to create new user accounts for each user, that has folder redirection disabled. A bit more work as we have to copy all the files into the users account, but it would be a clean start.
I guess the reason I ask this, because of all the issues that folder redirection has given us over the years for this client and a clean start seems desirable plus I’m not sure how well just turning it off for the accounts will work.
Therefore I seek any guidance on the best approach.