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I setup-ped folder redirection in a windows server 2008 environment. The problem is that Domain Admins can't access 'My Documents' user folder, so i can't also backup folder. How is possible ? Is it correct ? How to do to correctly setup folder redirection allowing user admin access ?


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Why is your Domain Admins group backing up anything? You should use a service account for backups with only the user rights needed to backup data (Backup Operators group membership). – joeqwerty Dec 1 '12 at 15:15
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Don't enable the option that grants the user exclusive rights to the folder. We don't enable this on ANY of the redirects (that includes application data - makes it much easier to do stuff like generating signatures).

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Agreed - stupid setting! – Dan Dec 1 '12 at 13:09
Just a note for anyone who may not be aware: Unticking that box will affect NEW folders but doesn't affect EXISTING foloders. – joeqwerty Dec 1 '12 at 15:17

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