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This can be disabled for all users using Group Policy. Set the "Show first sign-in animation" policy under Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon to Disabled. Make sure your administrative templates are up-to-date, or you won't see this option, as it's a Windows 8/Server 2012 policy only.
Setup a shared locked down folder and use the UNC path with a variable in the name \\server\path\%username% in the group policy folder redirection settings. We tie this into a U drive (\\server\path\%username%) which has has sub-directories, i.e. Desktop, My Documents etc
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