Can anyone help? we have a Server 2012 R2 domain network that has lots of remote Windows 7 laptops user. this laptop users are considered as Home workers in that they rarely visit the office. They login to their laptops using their cached domain account and use a Cisco VPN client to connect to the network after they have logged in to the laptops.
Each of the users have their My documents directed to a server share which is only accessible via the VPN. Offline files is disabled. this configuration is managed by Group Policy and would setup when the laptop was in the office.
Problem we has is we need to move the location where users my documents is stored. The GPO has been updated on the server and is working fine for those who are able to visit the office, but there are many remote users where this wont be possible. Even though we have set the speed threshold for GPO processing to 0 so that it will run over a slow link, the users cant run the VPN to connect to the office network until after they have logged in.
I have tried to create a reg file that updates the folder direction path, not sure if we did this wrong but it wasn't reliable or didn't work, and sometimes caused more grief that it was worth.
Any thoughts on how we can get this working? Windows 8 doesn't seem to have this problem.