GPO to redirect my documents located on external drive

By angelo ·
I have 1 user who has their My Documents folder stored on an external drive. Is it possible to use the folder redirection GPO to redirect his My Documents folder?

I am using Server 2003 and the workstation is a WinXP pro.


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by bart777 In reply to GPO to redirect my docume ...

Not sure you would want to use a GPO to do this. The GPO would end up applying to all users\machines in that OU that you put it on. If a user didn't have that location available they would not have a My Documents folder at all.

Just doing a loca redirect for this one user is your best bet.

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Redirect "My Documents"

by Kenone In reply to Hmmm

Right click "My Documents" folder and you can point it wherever you like. There will still be a folder on "C" drive though, you might want to give the user a shortcut on the desktop, just name it something different.
C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\My Documents

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Where are you trying to redirect to.

by Jacky Howe In reply to GPO to redirect my docume ...

Is this user on a local account, if so try this. Logon as the User and it will set it back to the default.

Select Start

Right Mouse click on My Documents and select Properties.

Select Restore Defaults

Select "OK" a screen should come up with a heading Move Documents.

Select "Yes".

If your users have a roaming profile and you setup Folder Redirection on the Server and create Home Directories, the Users 'My documents' is redirected to the Home Directory on the Server.

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