I am currently building a lab to get familiar with Microsoft's new "Work Folder" feature. I am looking for a way to abandon folder redirection and offline files.
So far I have one Windows 7 client connected to my servers sync-share (had to install an additional package). This work folder show's up under Desktop => User => Work Folders, beneath Documents, etc. So far so good.
Now I am wondering how one would move all the user folders (Documents, Downloads, Favorites, ...) to this Work Folder. Is there any best-pracice or real life experience out there?
I am kind a confused here... can someone shed some light on this? Thanks in advance
What worked pretty well in my lab environment is applying a GPO that redirects Documents, Downloads, ... to C:\Users\%username%\Work Folders\Documents. I even got a boost in performance as IOPS occur local only and do not have to travel over the network.
I do not think that there is a way around folder redirection in this situation.