What would be the most efficient way to create a different shared folder for each user (not necessarily with desktop, my documents etc inside just a space that can be mapped to his computer), having a windows 2008 server with 30-40 windows 7 client machines on the same network? Would it be using active directory? Notes: the users dont have accounts on the server machine yet Thanks!
Based on your latest comment, there are multiple ways to do this and it doesn't require "desktop redirection".
Simple setup included...
Then at that point you have the base share setup.
From here you can:
You can reference:
Active Directory is the best choice. Create User Groups, then Users, and you can do a clean share of your network resources (disks, printers, internet access...).