Folder redirection is a feature shipped first in Windows 2000 by Microsoft. The feature allows redirecting portions of a user's profile to network shares and thus reduce the profile size.

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Why are server side permissions on an NFS share changed when mounting from Windows 2008 R2 per Folder Redirection?

I have a CentOS server, that exports its /home directory through NFS. Another CentOS client machine is mounting these just fine, and using the exported home as its own home directory. Its /etc/exports ...
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Server 2008 Folder redirection, deleted files still being copied by offline files

I have setup a new Server 2008R2 DC to run a new domain. I have also setup folder redirection for client machines Desktop and Documents. Its all working okay, except I added a Win 8.1 client to the ...
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How to bring a redirected user account back from the dead in Windows Server 2008 R2?

A user at the place where I work left the company, we deleted his account out of AD and then he came back...and now his redirected profile exists, but with the wrong permissions on the folder.. I ...
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Consistently slow domain logins / folder redirection

I've been trying to diagnose slow logins to my domain. One of my first stops was Domain login very slow 10+ minutes. So far I've been able to tell it has to do with my policy that applies folder ...
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Folder Redirection won't load on Windows 7 Machine in Windows 2008 R2 Network

Okay so redirected profiles don't load exactly, but the computer is joined to the network and it won't display any of the users files on their desktop that are in their redirected profile. I know ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Folder Redirection doesn't work on Windows7, XP

I have two domain controllers (Windows 2012R2) in one forest. I was playing around with Folder redirection. It worked on Windows 8.1 Computer but not on Windows 7 Pro. Three test user accounts have ...
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GPO with loopback processing and folder redirection not working

I am pulling my hair here and trying to redirect folders on Windows 7 and Vista machines. I have therefor created a GPO which has loopback processing enabled (merge mode) and linked it to the OU ...
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Srv2K3R2 to Srv2K8R2 migration redirected folders with user exclusive rights robocopy access issue

Trying to migrate users My Documents and Desktop redirected folders where the users have exclusive rights to the folders. Using Robocopy with /e and /copyall attributes running as domain admin. Access ...
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Login for users with no folder redirection is virtually instantaneous, but login for users *with* folder redirection takes around 45 seconds

I have just configured a Windows 7 laptop for use on a SBS 2003 domain. Everything works perfectly, except users with folder redirection have to wait approximately 45 seconds before they see their ...
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Start Menu Folder Redirection - Extra items being added

Using Server 2012 on Win 7 machines, folder Redirection applied by GPO. It's an inherited network so I'm trying to find the cause of this issue as the previous techs left very little info. Problem: ...
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My Documents Redirect, Server no longer available, recover from local cache?

We had a major reshuffle in our company. Servers got 'removed' and domains disconnected. It's a whole mess I'm untangling. One users laptop recently crashed. I can't get it to boot into Windows ...
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Remove or reverse file redirection in group policy

I am looking for a way to essentially reverse file and folder redirection after it has been set up and configured using Group Policy. Right now I have a file server that I am hanging a file share off ...
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Application Data Redirection Permissions [closed]

I setup application data redirection for my users (which is needed due to my users using different computers all the time and their expectation of getting the same user experience on each machine). ...
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The recycle bin on (shared, redirected My Pictures/My Videos) folder is corrupted

I recently moved the target of folder redirection from a share to a DFS namespace share, ie from \\SITE1FILESERVER\Share to \\DOMAIN\Share. I seeded the DFS contents and accidently copied the recycle ...
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Users roaming profiles not applying across PCs with folder redirect set Via GPO

I inherited an 2008 AD server with no documentation that seems to be set up correctly and has been working fine for the most part. APPDATA and documents are redirected to server network shares over ...
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How does folder redirection remember the previous location of a folder?

For example, I have a GPO that redirects the documents folder to \\oldserver\username\My Documents and the “Move the contents of Documents to the new location.” item is selected. The user logs in and ...
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Redirecting documents folder for windows 7

I have a GPO set to redirect the Documents folder to the H: drive of our students. It works, but conditionally. If the student already has My Pictures, My Videos, and/or My Music folders already in ...
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SBS 2011 Folder Redirection not working after migration

I followed the Migrate SBS 2008 to SBS 2011 guide which worked well. However RedirectedFolders haven't migrated over properly - Windows 7 workstations are still actively connecting to the old ...
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WinXP GPO folder direction update ignored? Errors re: old path

I have a W2K3 server that's an AD DC. It has a GPO in place that directs users' Desktop and My Documents folders to \\oldserver\Users$\<username>. I wanted to migrate their folders to another ...
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Disallow users from viewing Redirected Share root?

I have user documents redirected to a share on a server. The share is \\Server1\UserDocs\%username% I don't want the users to be able to navigate to \\Server1\UserDocs\ and view each others ...
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How do I stop users folder redirection

I am setting up a new Windows Server 2003 machine, and with it I've set up a new Group Policy that includes Folder Redirection. I accidentally linked this new GP to the wrong OU, and Folder ...
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GPO folder redirection - creates .tmp files

I am using a 2008 SP2 Small Business Server, and my test machine is Windows XP SP3. I have setup a GPO to do folder redirection, but it is only sortof working. The policy is applied to a security ...
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Need Immediate Roaming Profile / Folder Redirection file save with RDS Farm Windows Server 2008

I have roaming profiles set up with additional folder redirection deployed by GPO in a 2008 R2 RDS farm environment. They are working well, but files added to folder locations in the profile (such ...
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redirect My Documents on Windows 7 with Samba 3.x

Is it possible to use folder redirection with Windows 7 on Samba 3.5 as a PDC of an NT4 domain? I want this to be able to redirect the My Documents folder for a small environment (~25 workstations) ...
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Server 2003 Windows 7 Folder redirection issue

I removed two windows XP machines yesterday and replaced them with Windows 7. I configured their desktop and documents to redirect to a share on Server 2003 R2. Share is \Server1\AdmDocs Yesterday ...
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Strange Folder Redirection

I've recently inherited a client who has a folder redirection policy GPO and home paths specified through user attributes in AD. Now the strange thing is, I have literally no idea how it is working. ...
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RewriteCond if folder with parametername exists

I want to make a subdomain-redirect if a folder with the same name as the typed subdomain exists. e.g. I have some folder-structure like www.mysite.de/mainpage/hui.php and want to be able to access it ...
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Creator Owner not receiving rights

I'm having trouble setting up folder redirection on Windows Server 2008R2. For some unknown reason, the CREATOR OWNER built-in account doesn't seem to be adding the user to the ACL for their folder. ...
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Using desktop folder redirection but Offline Files is not working?

We are using Folder Redirection (for users' desktop and "My Documents" directories) with Windows 7 domain-joined workstations connecting to an SBS 2003 server. This folder redirection is to users' ...
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Strange permission issue on Windows 7

To setup the scene, I have one of my users for whom roaming profile is enabled as well as folder redirection. My issue is that the user cannot open some files in the redirected folders (AppData, ...
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Windows SBS 2011 Essentials User Documents Stored on Server (Folder re-direction?)

On Windows SBS 2011 Essentials, how do you store user documents in a centralized location on the server? For example a 'User' folder has sub-folders for Mr A, B and C. Each of these folders has all ...
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This network location can't be included because it is not indexed

We are in the process of migrating a bunch of users' home directories onto a new server running Windows Storage Server 2008 R2. For most users, this has gone well and our group policy has done its ...
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Windows 7 Folder Redirection Failing for One User

We're running a Windows Server 2012 Essentials & Windows 7 environment. I just setup folder redirection and it worked fine for all users except for one. In fact, all folders moved on this user ...
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How to make files available offline when redirecting the desktop (to network location)

I have redirected user desktops and "My Documents" folders to their home drives on the server. Workstations = Windows 7 Professional SP1. Server = SBS 2003 SP2 Now I want to make these files ...
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Windows 8 Pro hangs at Applying Computer Setting for 10 mins on Domain

I have a few Windows 8 clients connected to my SBS 2008 Server. When i reboot the windows 8 machine while connected to the network it takes over 10 mins and sits at "Applying Computer Settings". If i ...
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When using folder redirection, cannot access C:\Users\jsmith\Desktop path. Broken link?

I'm testing out Folder Redirection for several folders and I have my Desktop redirected to a network share. I created a script, saved it to my Desktop, and I'm trying to run it in an elevated CMD. ...
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Moving Folder Redirection Policy to another policy object

This is on Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 on the workstations. Let's say I have Documents folder redirection set on GPO1. But, I would like to move that policy to a new GPO2. The target folders on ...
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Putting a shortcut on the desktop of all the people in a particular OU?

At work we have all the user desktops redirected to a server. Within a all the users in an OU I need to put the same shortcut on all of their desktops. Is there an easier way to do this than just ...
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Implementing folder redirection with mutiple profiles per workstation

We have an existing 2003 server with a mixture of XP and Windows 7 workstations. Users are advised to store documents on network drives so that they are backed up. However, some staff just store ...
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Redirected folders, server migrations and properly moving users to a new server

I'm currently having a hell of a time with what seems like it should be a fairly simple project. Basically, $employer has a bunch of remote sites with ancient hardware impersonating real servers, and ...
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Why are redirected user profiles read-only when accessed on the storage server?

I've set up folder redirection for my user profile in our domain. I noticed something weird when I logged on to the server on which the user profile data is located. All my redirected folders are ...
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sbs 2011 my docs redirection not working

I'm in the process of migrating from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 and am having trouble with My Documents redirection GPO. When I do a gpresult it indicates that the GP is processing successfully. If I go ...
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Currently running Folder Redirection on Win Server08r2 and want to migrate to a Non-redirected system

Currently, all the PCs and users in the office (Win 7 Pro on the pcs) have their user folders being redirected to a file server running Server08r2. Folder redirection was enabled by a past IT employee ...
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Folder creation date is very recent, while last modified is years ago

We're experiencing some weird stuff with our roaming user profiles. We use folder redirection for Documents/Pictures/Music/Destkop/Downloads, yet these folders are being created in the roaming user ...
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roaming profile vs folder redirection

I can't seem to find a consensus on what the differences are between the two. Roaming Profiles, Folder redirection or... both is one example. The top answer doesn't answer the question as to what data ...
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How do you get around security warnings when redirecting AppData?

I've recently set up folder redirection for my user profile in a domain. For now, I've redirected AppData, Desktop, Pictures, Documents and Favorites. So far, so good. But now I've noticed a quite ...
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Are files in redirected folders only available from the server?

I would like to know if folder redirection syncs files from a server to the local client or if files are only stored on a server and would be unavailable if a user was disconnected from the network?
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Folder redirection: why domain administrator can't access folder?

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 ...
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Roaming Profile to act as a redirected folder? Dropbox in roaming profile is also causing slow login/logou

As title, what I'm wondering to know is .. if the roaming profile with Windows 2008 R2 Server (I'm talking about V2 profile - Windows7/Windows8) can work as a redirected folder (it can be done with ...
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Windows workstations go offline when one Domain Controller restarts

We run a small wired LAN with 3 DCs (W2k8) and about 25 workstations (most of which are XP SP3, some are 7 SP1.) People use roaming profiles with folder redirection for Desktop & My Documents, ...