Folder Redirection query
Posted on 2014-10-26
I'd like to introduce 'Folder Redirection' to one department in our office - the all have the same software installed, so it's just the Desktop that I want to redirect to allow them to log onto any PC in that department.
I've created a new repository folder for the saved Desktop folders (with full access to domain users, just to help with testing), and also a new Group Policy (W2K8 server - not R2) which redirects 'Desktop' to this new location.
There's a few steps I'm not clear on, and it doesn't seem to be working correctly.
If I apply the GP on the OU containing the user OR the PC (ie one or other) nothing happens. If I apply the GP on both OUs (ie the user AND the PC) I get a new folder created ('\\server\FolderRedir\user'). However, there is nothing in this folder.
Should I need to apply the GP on both the user AND the PC - is this correct?
Also, as these are existing users / PCs, do I have to copy the Desktop folder across to the 'FolderRedir' manually to get started? Or if not, what action should cause the new 'Desktop' folder to be created?