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  • Roaming Profiles - why would it be wrong?

    1) Why would it be wrong to make my local profile (C:/documents and settings/username) as my roaming profile under 'Profile Path?'

    A lot of the stuff I found on the web indicate that I should create a seperate folder and place the roaming profiles in that folder......why?

    2) Do I need Active Directory to use Folder Redirect?


    thanks for help

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    Re: Roaming Profiles - why would it be wrong?

    I guess because C:\documents and settings\username is just on the machine your currently sat at. You wouldn't need to configure roaming profiles if you wanted the above path, as by default that is where everyone's profile is stored anyway

    The idea of roaming profiles is your settings are stored on a share which can be accessed from any PC on your network. That way no mater where you sit you will always get the same personal settings.

    No you don't need AD. Although if your building a network and have access to a Windows Server, you would be quite daft not to make use of AD.
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      Re: Roaming Profiles - why would it be wrong?

      Originally posted by HotDay2222 View Post
      2) Do I need Active Directory to use Folder Redirect?
      SK is right sir..
      as for no.2 question you dont need active directory. You can create a share in your server and just right click for example My documents in a client computer and go to properties, change the target folder location.
      ex. UNC is \\server\Share\etc...
      Thing is you also have to configure permissions.
      In the end i think you will need to install AD..
      Ronuel
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        Re: Roaming Profiles - why would it be wrong?

        Why do I not see folder redirect under User Configuration| Windows Settings under Group Policy????

        Do I need to have domain instead of workgroup?

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          Re: Roaming Profiles - why would it be wrong?

          I have no idea. I haven't used a Workgroup since I was home networking with Windows 95. Domains are a much easier way of managing a network.
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            Re: Roaming Profiles - why would it be wrong?

            Originally posted by HotDay2222 View Post
            Why do I not see folder redirect under User Configuration| Windows Settings under Group Policy????

            Do I need to have domain instead of workgroup?
            You cannot deploy Group Policy in a workgroup... you can only set local policy on each individual machine. A lot of the settings applicable to domains simply are not present when a domain doesn't exist; like for instance folder redirection which redirects folders to (usually) a file server. This setting's whole purpose relies on centralised authentication and authorisation and it simply wouldn't work in a workgroup environment.


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