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In a Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory how can I make sure that each user open login have their Desktop, Documents, Links, Pictures, etc folders set to a shared private folder?

For example, instead of the default C:\Users\<username>\Documents I would like that this would be set automatically to Z:\Documents.

Back in the old days of me being Admin, I recall it's some script set up in the user profile, but I can't remember that well and by using my poor English skills I can't track what to search for this issue.

All users either have Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8 Professional.

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Folder Redirection in Group Policy is the answer to your prayers and is designed for exactly this - however, you should use full UNC paths (\\SERVER01\HomeFolders$) rather than mapped drivers.

Here is the place to start reading:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc778976(v=ws.10).aspx

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