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Our users My Documents are stored on a Emc NAS. I have noticed huge traffic coming from users and I see that most of it is coming to cache directories of Internet Explorer and other browsers. One thing i suspect is Adobe Flash caching streams. We have various Windows clients and no restrictions on browsers. Is there any way to remove this traffic from our NAS by a group policy or whatever?

Thanks Rime

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From what I remember, the IE cache directories are not stored under MyDocuments, but in the AppData directory. Are the AppData directories on your NAS as well? –  sysadmin1138 Jun 27 '12 at 14:28
AppData is under the user's folder, so depending on the configuration of his folder redirection, it could be redirecting the AppData folder as well (ick!). –  HopelessN00b Jun 27 '12 at 15:39

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Yes, there is, and I'd definitely argue against redirecting the AppData Folder for this very reason, unless there's a pressing need to redirect it.

The GP setting is located at User Configuration\Windows Settings\Folder Redirection\Application Data

Assuming it's currently set to redirect, and you want to send it back to the local machine, you'll want to make sure to go to the Settings tab and hit the radio button is set to "Redirect the folder back to the local userprofile location when the policy is removed." (Note that users must log off and log back or on for folder redirection settings to take effect.)

Microsoft instructions (Works for 2k8/Vista/7 as well as 2k/2k3/XP):

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