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MS Office Saving documents to Libary

Posted on 2016-07-19
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We upgraged our domain controller file server from MS Server 2008r2 to 2012 r2.  The problem I am having is users saving MS Word -Excel etc documents to the network
Example: when saving MS Office documents the option states save to Document Library which is still pointing to the old server and I am not sure how to get this to point to the new server

I need some help  since I do not see a Group policy for Document Library
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by:Jackie Man
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You should have adopted folder redirection.

If the old server is still online, run Server Manager and browse to the location below.

Server Manager and expand Roles > File Services > Share and Storage Management

The folder redirection should be listed there.

http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2010/08/best-practice-roaming-profiles-and-folder-redirection-a-k-a-user-virtualization/
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Davis McCarn earned 500 total points
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SHLIB is a command line tool for manipulating Libraries and its syntax is here:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/dd940379
Unfortunately M$ wants you to install the entire SDK in order to get a copy; but, I found it here:
http://www.grimadmin.com/filemgmt/index.php?id=5
Play with it a little in a CMD window and then create a script or BAT file with
SHLIB CREATE FOLDERID_DocumentsLibrary <path to new server's folder>
SHLIB REMOVE FOLDERID_DocumentsLibrary <old server folder>
to do what you want to do.
You can then deploy it as a login command or have each user run it once to update the Library locations.
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the users that have folder redirection the Library is pointing to the correct server. Its the users that do not have folder redirection where its pointed to the old server
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by:Davis McCarn
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SHLIB will fix it for you; but, not automatically.
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this did work
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this worked well
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