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This is a fairly common problem. Unfortunately, however, I'm not aware of any fix to prevent the initial creation of the duplicates, short of using the "move contents" option. There is a 'workaround' for this issue, but first I should mention that you don't need to keep the "move contents" option turned off all the time. If you only need it off when you ...


It would apply in both situations. More specifically, this option should apply in any case where the current location doesn't match the location specified in the policy. On a side note, if you've never used folder redirection, proceed carefully. From past experience, it rarely works perfectly. You run into permissions issues, users with huge folders that ...


I just mocked this up with a Windows 7 SP1 client to make sure my "gut" feeling was correct, and it was. My settings were: My Documents Basic - Redirect everyone's folder to the same location Redirect to the following location \\SERVER\Users\%username%\Documents Grant the user exclusive rights to My Documents - Unticked Move the contents of My Documents to ...


Changing the GPO would be enough. The setting you're referencing is for the actual setup of folder redirection, That is, when the client processes the redirection it'll move all the local folders to the remote server. It doesn't affect "changes" to the server.


I have just been reading up on this too and found this: ◦By default, roaming user profiles are saved to the server only at logoff. Thus, to ensure that changes to the user profile are saved back to the server (if, for example, the user does not frequently log off) it is recommended that you enable the following Group Policy which is new in WS08 R2: ...


Why aren't you using a GPO for that? Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\User Profiles\Set user home folder

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