2008R2 Remote Desktop Server Folder Redirection

Posted on 2014-11-26
Last Modified: 2014-11-26
I am trying to use Group Policy to Redirect Folders for 2008R2 Remote Desktop Server users.

In AD, I add "\\CT01\Root\RDS_Profiles\MMouse" for Remote Desktop Services Profile.

In Group Policy, I redirect folders like desktop - using Basic - Redirection to "\\CT01\Root\RDS_Profiles"

When a user logs on, it creates the folder "\\CT01\Root\RDS_Profiles\MMouse.V2", but also creates a folder "\\CT01\Root\RDS_Profiles\MMouse"  - this folder is where all of my Redirected folders wind up.

How can I get the redirected folders into the .V2 location
Question by:BFanguy
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Or is this not recommended?  i.e. should I keep the redirected folders in the separate folder?
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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what is recommended is to not play with them and let the o/s do its job as it knows what it is doing.. you set the general guidelines

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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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The .v2 is for compatibility reasons.  The common items don't get the .v2 suffix and the .v2 area is for items that are specific to vista/Wndows 7.  Windows 8/8.1 will add a .v3 and windows 10 will give a .v4 this keeps incompatible profile items separated

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we have decided to keep the folders separate.
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In our environment we have the RDS profiles and Redirected folders separate in different folders on the same share.

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ID: 40467514
i agree with keeping them separate.

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