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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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. ...
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Unchecking Grant Users Exculsive Rights To

I set up my folder redirection with the "Grant Users Exclusive Rights to ..." checked. Now I'm trying to get to someone's AppData folder to fix a Firefox profile issue and I can't. What I want to ...
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Folder Redirection does not sync files back to share folders

I have a problem with folder redirection on Windows 7 client + Windows 2008 Server R2. The problem is files created in redirected folders (e.g. My Documents) never get synced back to the server. It ...
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Error with basic Windows 7 Folder Redirection on Server 2003 domain

I am trying to set up folder redirection for users on Windows 7 machines on a Windows Server 2003 domain. I have applied the "Basic" Folder Redirection group policy for the "Documents" folder to ...
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Difference between Roaming Profiles and Profile Redirection

What is the difference between Windows Server 2003 and Windows 7 Clients roaming profiles and folder redirection? Are they mutually exclusive of each other, or do you need roaming profiles to use ...
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Clone roaming Appdata in two places

I have my users appdata (roaming) stored on a external server in the location that they're normally in. I have some users that are in two locations equally. This provides a problem when someone ...
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Exclude Folder redirection GPO for specified computers

I'we set-up a GPO for folder redirection wich works fine. Now i would like to achieve that this policy would not be applied to specific computers. It's supposed to be done with another object: ...
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Beautiful URL mod-rewrite with only 1 exception, using apache htaccess

Dear All, trying to figure out this but no luck. Want to rewrite and beautify this specific ...?ln=zh-CN to /cn/... With the help of a genius @ StackOverflow(Laurence Gonsalves) im almost there! But ...
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How to have different Group Policy at different sites map user's Redirected Folders on SBS 2008?

I have a DFS setup between my two locations and there are a few employees that move between them. Can I have a GPO at each location that changes their Redirected Folders to the local server? I have ...
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Folder Redirection on certain profiles is Labeled Wrong

FTR I also suffer from "previous-admin-itis". I had two client computers (Domain=SBS2003, Clients=Vista) that were using the improper folder for folder redirection. Instead of pointing My Documents ...
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Folder redirection save times are awful slow

I recently set up folder redirection for Documents on Server 2008, but it's painfully slow at the moment. My users are all using Visual Studio 2010, and a save takes 20-30 seconds (whereas it used to ...
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Folder redirection GPO doesn't seem to be working

I've been trying to set up roaming profiles and folder redirection, but have hit a bit of a snag with the latter. This is exactly what I've done so far: (I have OU permissions and GPO permissions ...
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Folder Redirection and Offline Files make for 1 hour logons on laptops

I have enabled Folder Redirection, and Offline files via group policy, and now laptops take an and to "applying computer settings" and then the logon itself takes an amazing amount of time. These are ...
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Does Windows Server Backup copy user documents too?

I have a AD domain and have redirected the Documents folder for each of my users. I have the "Grant the user exclusive rights to the Documents" checkbox ticked so I can't get in to see their ...
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Folder Redirection using Windows 7 Client and Windows Server 2003 DC

Situation Trying to introduce Windows 7 Clients into my Server 2003 environment. Having problems with Folder Redirection via GPO. I created a Test OU which contains Two Computer accounts. One ...
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Opening My Documents prompts for credentials in redirected environment

We have a class infrastructure with classes consisting of "user" pc's and a single "teacher" pc. The fileserver has a folder for the teacher's "my documents", in which there are folders for each of ...
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Folder Redirection/Offline Files on Win 7 | Folders are empty when not connected to the domain

I've been struggling with this issue for days and cannot seem to find anyone else with a similar issue. I will note first that I have tried using both roaming profiles and the group policy setting ...
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Windows Folder Redirection Permissions

I have a DFS share on "\\corp\content\", in this there is a folder named Personal. Owner Rights, Domain Admins and System all have full rights to this folder and Authenticated users can create ...
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Folder Redirection - Explorer requires manual refresh

When a user's My Documents folder is redirected to a DFS share, Windows Explorer requires a manual refresh after creating a new folder, file, etc. Interestingly, the manual refresh is not necessary ...
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Changed Folder Redirection on Server 2008 R2, I didn't see anything change

I need some help guys. I've just modified the Folder Redirection Policy on my server at work so the hiarcy resembles windows 7's user folder structure rather than XP. I did this to the book so I know ...
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Is it possible to apply a group policy only to certain computers / groups of computers?

I want to setup folder redirection for all of the workstations in the office, with the exception of several laptop users. Is there a way to create a Group Policy that applies only to a certain set of ...
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windows 2003 server login script to Sync Folder

in windows 2003 server we have built in option to SYNC my documents, desktop, application data ... folders from client computers to server. i am looking for some login script to to SYNC one special ...
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Windows 7 Folder Redirection (GPO)

I have been fighting this issue for a day or two now, so I am looking for some insight. I am taking over admin duties in a domain of 800 users, and the previous admins really did not employ much of ...
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Are “private” folders possible with folder redirection and offline files synchronization?

I'm considering using offline folder synchronization with folder redirection using Server 2008 + Windows XP & Vista clients. Currently I'm not using redirection at all. Every user has a personal ...
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Windows Server 2003 folder redirect problem

I have a small network with one Windows Server 2003 server, two Windows XP and one Windows Vista client. The server is working fine, I am having problem in configuring folder redirection. I'm ...
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Is it a bad idea to make roaming profile share available offline?

This is regarding a Windows 2008 R2 domain. The Documents, Desktop, Application Data folders are all redirected to users' home directory (mapped as Z:). The users home directory is configured to be ...
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Controlling WIndows 7 “Sync Center” with GPO's

We are looking at bringing Windows 7 into the workplace, we have a new W7 laptop we are testing. Our work environment heavily relies on folder redirection. In the XP environment we have a GPO for ...