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Windows 7: Desktop folder redirection

05 Apr 2011   #1
doscoe

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Desktop folder redirection

I am running Active Directory on Server 2008 and redirecting My Documents, Favorites, and Desktop folders to the server. When the PCs go a screen saver and the user needs to login they loose connection to their Desktop icons. Their My Documents, Favorites and all mapped drives all work fine, they only loose Desktop icons. The only way to restore connection is to restart the PC. I have disabled the setting on the network card to allow Windows to put it to sleep, and it seemed to help for about a week. The strange part about this issue is, it doesn't affect all users only about 6.


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07 Apr 2011   #2
doscoe

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I have taken Ownership as Domain Administrator and forced full permission for each user to their Desktop folder on the server and so far no one has lost their Desktop icons. If anyone has any other suggestions please let me know.
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31 May 2011   #3
ITGuy505

Windows XP Pro x86, Windows Vista Home Premium x86, Windows 7 Pro x64, Win2k3, Win2k8, Ubuntu
 
 

I would check to see if the computer is turning off the hard drive in the advanced power settings. This may also cause you to lose your connection.

Do the icons come back after a restart or are they gone and need recreated?
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10 Jun 2011   #4
doscoe

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

The hard drive power setting was the problem I was searching everything at the network level and never thought of the hard drive going to sleep.
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13 Jun 2011   #5
ITGuy505

Windows XP Pro x86, Windows Vista Home Premium x86, Windows 7 Pro x64, Win2k3, Win2k8, Ubuntu
 
 

Excellent. I'm glad to hear that I was able to help.
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