Forcing users to upload their local files to the share drive

By ndumbalo ·
We are using server 2003, we have been asking staff to upload all the work related files into the share drive since we do only backup our servers and not individual user PCs. Most of our staff don't upload their files to the server for backup. Is there a way to do some kind of configuration forcing users not to be able to save their files in their local machines? (I guess has to do with the Group Policy). Thank you in advance.

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by jamesatmaisonverre In reply to Forcing users to upload t ...

you could take the folder that they save their work to,right click on the folder and select properties.In the location field change the drive letter to the server drive letter and not only will they be saving the work in the server but all existing work will automatically transfer.

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you can force it

by CG IT In reply to yes

you can use folder redirection with Group Policy, registry edit or the move command.

see this MS KB article for the my documents folder

Here's a MB KS on folder redirection.

these are the folders you can redirect with Active Directory and Group Policy

Application Data
My Documents
My Documents/My Pictures
Start Menu

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Oh No!, No Active Directory

by ndumbalo In reply to you can force it

I was hoping that I am going to have a nice holiday before I found out that we are not going to use use Server 2003 (Domain Controller) for our server. We are going to use Linux (Ubuntu). Now I have problem on doing Folder Redirection, I tried to login as Administrator in the local machine so that I could change the location of the folder as suggested but no way out. Is there any way around to direct this (My Computer) folders from the local machines into our server without using GP?

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Very helpful

by ndumbalo In reply to Forcing users to upload t ...

I appreciate your answers, I will try to do that.

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