SBS 2011 Essentials Admin access to folder redirections

Hi all,

I've implemented folder redirection in SBS 2011 Essentials by installing the Windows 7 Pro Pack.

When I try to peruse the contents of the User folder redirections as the Admin from the Server , I get the following error:

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Shouldn't the Server Admin have auto access to all the user folders and files?

Thanks in advance.
Go-BruinsAsked:
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
This can be achieved but sometimes you have to move them back to their original location and then re-implement the redirection.  In the group policy for folder redirection you will browse to the following:

User Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Folder Redirection

Expand the properties of the folder and uncheck Grant the user exclusive rights

I had to undo the redirection, update the policy and then re-do the redirection for it to work for when I updated the policy already in place it didn't seem to take effect.
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Go-BruinsAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the response. Because SBS 2011 Essentials doesn't have Folder Redirection built-in, I had to add it via Windows 7 Pro Pack. So the "controls" may not be the same as SBS 2011. Am I looking at the right place here:

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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
The standard is the same as on the physical pc that only the user has access rights and admins by default don't have access rights. if you do give access rights to other than the user a common next item is instead of
seeing
users\jdoe
users\johnadams
users\jdboone

one sees
users\documents
users\documents
users\documents
users\documents

which is caused by the users settings file (desktop.ini) which you have to explicitly deny read of for other than the specific user
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Go-BruinsAuthor Commented:
Thank you.

Is this to mean that I have to set the user rights to add Admins access from the workstation computer itself and not through some kind of group policy?
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Go-BruinsAuthor Commented:
I think I got it figured out. I poked around a bit under Group Policy Management:

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In the process, I think I learned how to do the Folder Redirection in Essentials w/o deploying Win 7 Pro Pack.

Thanks much.
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Glad it worked out well for you :)
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