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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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, ...
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Folder redirect policy does not apply to one user

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2, my station runs Windows 7. while defining folder redirection policy (and others) I find that the redirection does not apply (or appear) in rsop.msc checkout. ...
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SBS 2008 Move Data Wizard crashing. Moving Redirected User Data

We're trying to move Users' Redirected Documents data from C: to D: using the wizard in the SBS console. It keeps crashing though as soon you hit next for the fist time in the wizard. This server has ...
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Deleting Users and their redirected data

On our network we have approximately 2000 users all with folder redirection enabled so all data is stored centrally. These are broken down into 3 folders: Desktop, Documents, Profile. Is there a way ...
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Using Folder Redirection GPO and Offline Files and Folders

I want to use Folder Redirection to redirect user's My Documents to a network share. First question is: What is best practices for mapping the drive? Should I use the profile tab in AD with the ...
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WS2008R2 / W7PRO: Cannot rename folder - folder redirection

After few months from migrating one of my networks on Active Directory this issue started. A few users are encountering an issue from time to time - they cannot rename folders and files on desktop. ...
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Best location for redirected folders on windows server

What is the best location to store the user redirected folders on windows server r2? At the moment I have it in a completely different share but the problem is that the ntfs permissions on the folder ...
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Users unable to search redirected profile folders

All of our clients are using Windows 7. Our file server is Server 2008 R2. We have redirected users' profile folders (My Documents, My Pictures, Favorites, My Videos) to a share on the file server ...
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Windows Server 2003 GPO Redirected Folders

I have a network share where I pull the Desktop and the Start menu items for all Terminal Server sessions based on the User's group membership using a GPO. Unfortunately I did not have something ...
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Site-specific folder redirection through group policy

Suppose I have two sites - A and B - both with 5/5 Mbps WAN links that are connected via L2L VPN. Each Site is defined in AD Sites 'n Services with its own domain controllers, etc. The problem is that ...
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Group Policy 2008 My Documents Folder Redirect

I want to use Group Policy to redirect my users' My Documents folders to their network user folders. When I choose the GP setting that says "Redirect to the user's home directory", it changes all of ...
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After disabling folder redirection My Documents still redirected

like title says. I disabled my folder redirection after it became too much of a hassle. I had been experiencing reorganization of my start menu, links intermittently disabled and then reappearing, ...
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Group Policy Folder Redirection deleted my Documents folder

OK so i have a server 2008 R2 server with AD. I created a group policy for folder redirection of the documents folder and applied it. I logged on with my work machine (windows 7 32 bit) and the folder ...
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Roaming Profiles & Redirected Folders - storage consumption? offline files and caching?

I understand the concepts of both roaming profiles and folder redirection and have used both separately before. I am about to set up a network from scratch and would ideally like to use both for the ...
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Windows Shares / NTFS permissions on folder redirection in Active Directory

A client has folder redirection in AD setup on each user's Home Folder set to the Z:\ drive as \server\share\username. A Group Policy redirects the user's Documents to the user's Home Folder with the ...
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After enabling folder redirection, office locks up autosaving

After distributing folder redirection through group policy to about 10 desktops, users are complaining that Office, specifically Word, is locking up when AutoSaving their documents. I believe this is ...
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How can I disable the security warning when launching shortcuts stored in the user's profile stored on the server?

My network is a Windows Server 2008 with Windows 7 clients. I recent set my network up to use folder redirection so user profiles are stored on the server. Whenever a user clicks on a pinned link in ...
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How do you configure recycle bins on roaming profiles?

I copied the following from a post on the Spiceworks forum which remained unanswered: Is there any way to place the Recycle Bin back on the desktop of a Roaming Profile with the Desktop being ...
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SBS 2011 folder redirection

I would like to disable folder redirection for a user in SBS 2011, but I also want to have desktop and all other folders moved back to client machine. The problem is when I disable folder redirection ...
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Changing user's last name in Active Directory and implications for redirected folders

I have an Active Directory domain, running on Windows Server 2008 DCs. I have this user who got married and changed her last name. I have already changed her last name in Exchange 2007, created a new ...
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SBS 2008 - Folder Redirection

I have a little problem with my Folder Redirection. All seems to works fine, but when I add an element at the root of my Desktop or at the root of My Documents, it only create a temp file on the ...
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Desktop Folder Redirection Consistency

I have changed our Desktop folder redirection policy to point to a new share on the server. Some computers are accepting the new policy and displaying the new shortcuts. Others display no icons and ...
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Desktop Folder Redirection and Shortcuts

I have a Server 2008 with a load of group policies from a previous support contractor. One in particular is confusing me. Desktop folder redirection is enabled and pointing at a network share but ...
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Active Directory Roaming Profile for Windows 7 User not Redirecting to V2 Folder

I've noticed a number of similar questions here on this topic but not quite on the money for the issue I'm seeing. Here's the details: Windows 2008 DC, 3 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 clients; Profiles ...
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“default” profile folder in a folder redirection/roaming profiles setup

Usually, under Windows Server 2008 R2, there is a folder c:\users\default. This folder is a template for new users logging on at the machine. So, if you create the folder c:\users\default\Desktop\Test ...
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Can I make windows treat Shortcuts to Folders the same it would a Folder?

I'm moving some folders to an external storage drive and replacing them with a Shortcut, however the shortcut is listed in with the Files, not the Folders. It also doesn't show up in the folder Tree ...
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What would happen if I uncheck “Exclusive rights to owner” in Folder Redirection GPO Editor?

I was "debugging" my Folder Redirection GPO What would happen if I uncheck "Exclusive rights to owner" in Folder Redirection GPO Editor? I'm interested in consequences. What would happen to the ...
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Server 2008 R2 SP1 Documents being redirected to “My Documents”

OK, a bit of an odd one this. I have set up a new domain on a Server 2008 R2 SP1 server and redirected user's Documents and Pictures folders to a file server. In the GPO settings I have chosen basic ...
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Folder Redirection issue (showing warning all the times that it's going to use TEMP profile)

I was playing with Folder Redirection feature of Microsoft. the only domain controller is under: Windows Server 2008 R2 the workstation is: Windows 7 Enterprise. I have set GPO, Folder Redirection ...
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Recycle Bin on Server 2008 Redirected Folders no longer works

A user reported yesterday that the Recycle Bin function on his XP workstation had stopped working. I determined that the scope was a bit smaller than that. When he deleted a file from any of the ...
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Windows 2008 R2: Redirection permissions

I am having a problem with the permissions for folder redirection. As a result, I did some research and changed my permissions. The NTFS and Share permissions have been configured according to ...
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Windows Server 2008 redirected folder files disappeared

I had setup a Windows 2008 server to redirect My Documents using Group Policy. A user using Win7 had a couple of documents saved to My Documents and was good for a couple of days. One day I run ...
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Security Permissions for Roaming Profiles, Folder Redirection and Home Drives and Automatic Creation

Looking at changing the way we manage roaming profiles, home drives and folder redirection. Our last sysadmin was lazy and set everyone access to everything to get around the headache of setting up ...
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Folder Redirection in sbs 2008

i have set folder redirection in the sbs console but it only allows me to this for desktop, documents and start menu but not application data. how do i get it to redirect the application data folder ...
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Moving roaming profiles to DFS

I'm redirecting appdata, my docs and desktop folders to a server using a GPO based on what facility they're usually at. This brings up a problem for users who bounce between multiple locations. ...