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Windows 7: Folder Redirection.

28 Jul 2010   #1

Windows XP
Folder Redirection.

Hi all,

Dont know if you can help...

We have been running folder redirection, Redirecting users My Documents path only.

We used to have users my documents pointed to NAS001 however we are now pointing this to a totally different hostname. We have moved the files across with permissions and changed the settings within Group Policys however on users workstations we can still see the old server and the files are trying to be backed up to the old server. We can see that the Windows XP workstations that the users are using are reading from Group Policys because it has added the new server below the old server...

Does anyone know anyway I cant stop Windows XP looking for that old server on logon and logoff.

I have tried regedit and changing a few settings in there... thats not worked.. I have evgen tried disconnecting the workstation from the domain resetting the workstation and reconnecting to the domain but the machine is still looking for the old NAS001 Server to sync My documents on logon & logoff.

Any help would be great.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

You should be able to use group policy editor for that. I'm not sure about the exact settings that are responsible for this. This link talks about folder redirection using GPE.
Implementing Folder Redirection using Group Policy - Top Bits

Best Practices for Implementing Folder Redirection

A few best practices for implementing folder redirection using Group Policy are summarized below:
  • It is recommended to accept the default folder redirection settings on the Settings tab when configuring folder redirection.
  • It is always best to allow the system to create the folders.
  • Because users typically need to access the contents of redirected folders when the network connection is lost, you should enable the Offline Files feature for redirected folders.
  • The My Pictures folder should exist within the My Documents folder.
  • When specifying the location for redirected folders, use fully qualified UNC paths.
  • Only redirect the My Documents folder to the user' home folder if you have an existing home folder environment.
  • The Application Data folder should not be redirected if you are using the Encrypting File System (EFS).
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