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Even though this post is old, I came across the same thing today with Windows 7 clients accessing redirected folders on a Windows Server 2012R2 with Excel 2013. So the problem is still there. Problem Reproduction Since the original description was a bit vague here is the exact way to reproduce the problem: "my documents" (or probably any other library) ...


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Maybe you have to turn off the File Validation Feature? I've seen it many times with Office 2003 and Office 2007, but I suppose it is still part of Office 2013. You should enter the following in the user's registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Excel\Security\FileValidation REG_DWORD: EnableOnLoad Value: 0


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I'd this issue also: \\dfs\resource was slow or even not working, while \\targetserver\resource was fine. In my case, the problem was DFS root server was W2008 R2 and the target was located on a W2003. Apparently, they use a different version of NTFS, so when not specified, w2003 assumes user have always the Traverse folders, but w2008 R2 assumes the ...


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As Daniel mentions you could use a DFS namespace for this, especially useful if you wanted to replicate the same data to each location and have them access it only locally. If you specifically have a need to map a particular drive to a particular server, the site name the computer is a part of is stored in the registry at: ...


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We are implementing Work Folders at the Moment and I can confirm that GPO Redirect of Folders is the way to go. If you used to work with DFS, i.e. Folder Redirection and Offline files so far, you can use the established server share as a sync share and the transition will be seamless. You may add to that at any time by moving any folder via redirection into ...



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