Proactive: Removing folders from Document Redirection

We have a Server 2008 DFS environment where users' documents, desktop, music, and pictures are redirected to the server. The music folder was not a big deal when it was setup because it was rarely used. Several months ago, the company banned their users from running steaming radio because they were having bandwidth issues and encouraged them to bring music from home.

Now the servers are getting full and we would like to take the my music folder and remove it from redirected files and return it locally. I have three questions about this before we move forward. Does anyone know:

1) If removed, will it copy the files back to the Music library on the local computer?

2) will it retain a copy on the server?

3) What havoc will this play with the Sync center files and partnerships?

Thank you very much!
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
1. Depends on the setting in the Group Policy. Under options - you can set the action that occurs when you stop redirection (ex: return files to previous location).

2. Depends on what you set in item 1

3. Not sure.

Other options that you might want to explore: Setting quotas, data duplication (not builtin on server 2008 but still useful), file type restrictions.

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Regarding your third question, if you did move the user file back to their work you could possible rest Sync Center....
NMTSupportAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay in response; we have had a couple of meltdowns this week. I will review and mark as soon as I am able to stop and think over the answers. Thank you so much for your attention!
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