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Is it possible to include a shared folder in Work Folders?

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I've read that you cannot include a shared folder inside a Work Folder; i.e. a Work Folder is one user specific directory - to the end user - that is isolated from the rest of the server folders including shared folders. Is this still the case in year 2015? Or is there a decent workaround?
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According to MS docs... you cannot "add" a share to a work folder, but you can configure an existing share to be a work folder.

Reference link:  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn528861.aspx

Take a look at "Step 7" and the Note that is there between points #7 and #8.

Dan
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Thanks. After reading your answer a few times, I understand it is not possible to do what I want currently. The only 'workaround' I could think of is to add a user named [shared folder name] and have users use that name to install Work Folders instead of their user name.

Not exactly practical and limiting in many ways but at least a small group can access a shared Work Folder that way. Hopefully Microsoft improves this feature soon.
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