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    I'm trying to redirect My Documents. As the test users already have home drives set up, my plan is to redirect the My Documents folder to the users home drive, using the GPO folder redirection.

    The test users can access their home drives, but the policy fails to redirect the My Documents folder to the home drives.

    It's server 2003 & XP client.

    Any ideas?

  • #2
    Two things

    - it takes multiple logons for this to work
    - you must redirect to a UNC path, not a driveletter.

    Does this help? If not, can you post relevant event log messages?

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    • #3
      I'm redirecting to a UNC path. I read the Event Viewer after I posted this, and I'm sure it said something about not being to write to the drive in question....I'll know for sure when I go back in to work on Monday.

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      • #4
        Ok, the event viewer says access is denied. I checked out the User's home drive, which is where I'm trying to redirect the My Documents folder to, and the user has full permission on that folder.

        However, if I try to create a file in that folder, while logged on as the user, it says access denied!!! I checked again and under the General tab for the folder, there is a slightly greyed out tick in the Read Only box. Changed the Share permissions, from Read Only, to Full Access, then restricted it via NTFS permissions.

        Working now.

        Thx

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        • #5
          I assume this is under Windows Server 2003... beware all shares when created are read only... always worth checking first in this type of situation.
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          • #6
            I assume this is under Windows Server 2003... beware all shares when created are read only... always worth checking first in this type of situation.
            Yeah. Bit nasty of MS to do that...

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            • #7
              Are you tryng to set-up a locked down environment for an educational environment?
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              • #8
                Are you tryng to set-up a locked down environment for an educational environment?
                Data processing would describe it better.

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                • #9
                  Ah right. I work for a college and thought i may be able to help.
                  Server 2000 MCP
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                  • #10
                    Lockdown

                    Tonyyeb

                    I have done this with 2000 - redirected My Documents and locked down desktops. If you need some help with this, what would be best to contact you to help you out. It is not that hard..

                    Thanks

                    Wtdrisco

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the offer but i've been doing this for over 4 years now and have it pretty much sorted now, but thanks anyway.
                      Server 2000 MCP
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