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    I plan to use roaming profiles on a new SBS 2008 server. If I have a user's home folder created on an SBS 2008 server and I user folder redirection, are the contents of the home folder duplicated in the redirected folders or does the redirected folders only have pointers to the home folders?

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    Re: Redirected folders

    Folder redirection means just that. Rather than being directed to the local profile as is normally it will be directed to a path of your choice that you specify in Group Policy. Theres nothing to stop you from redirecting "Appdata, My Documents, Desktop etc " though to the Home folder.
    Additionally roaming profiles plus folder redirection is somewhat of a messy setup. Use one or the other for simplicity. Plus login times for users is speeded up if there's less data to copy across the network on initial logon.


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      Re: Redirected folders

      Also be wary of multiple client OS's. Windows XP uses V1 profiles, Vista and 7 use V2 profiles and MS recommendations are never to roam between the two types.
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