[gptalk] Re: Folder redirection UNC path issue

  • From: Shane Williford <shane.williford@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 09:35:46 -0600

I went into the HELP and yes Andrew...it does state that (no Explain tab in 
these setting boxes); what confuses me is 1. my other folder redirection 
settings in another GPO has 
\\servername\users\%username%<file:///\\servername\users\%25username%25>. And, 
that's what it's always been in the past. I had to look at this particular GPO 
yesterday due to My Doc folders not getting redirected at this particular site, 
and was playing around with it by retyping the setting and noticed the GPO 
displaying this new UNC path, which  is inconsistent with my other GPOs. 
Secondly, what this is doing is ADDING a My Doc folder within their user folder 
(i.e. instead of their local My Doc folder being redirected to the 
\\servername\users\%username%<file:///\\servername\users\%25username%25> path, 
it's being redirected to \\servername\users\%username%\My 
Document<file:///\\servername\users\%25username%25\My%20Document>s). So now, 
when they open their My Doc folder, they aren't seeing their documents because 
of the new path. Now, we do have AD accts set for home directories to this same 
location 
(\\servername\users\%username%<file:///\\servername\users\%25username%25>). 
Would it be best to just change the TARGET FOLDER LOCATION setting to "Redirect 
to user's home folder"? Hope I'm making sense. :)

Shane M. Williford
Systems Administrator
MCSE, MCSA Sec, Sec+, Net+, A+
Mazuma Credit Union
9300 Troost
Kansas City, MO 64131
shane.williford@xxxxxxxxxx<mailto:shane.williford@xxxxxxxxxx>
816-361-4194 x6012

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Andrew McHale
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2008 9:16 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Folder redirection UNC path issue

Hi Shane,

Isn't this default behaviour for the setting? I think it says so in details of 
the setting.

If you just put \\servername\users<file:///\\servername\users> then all of the 
users documents would all end up in the same folder.

I assume MS adds the username\my docs for a bit of organisation, so that all 
that users files are in a folder under their name, and if you want to redirect 
docs, desktop, start menu, it can again segment the files into Username\MyDocs, 
Username\Desktop, etc?

Andrew


From: Shane Williford [mailto:shane.williford@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 20 November 2008 14:44
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Folder redirection UNC path issue

All,
When modifying my GPO for My Doc folder redirection, I type in the path 
\\servername\users<file:///\\servername\users>, but the UNC that is displayed 
in the setting dialog box and in the policy is \\servername\users\%username%\My 
Documents<file:///\\servername\users\%25username%25\My%20Documents>. Why is 
that? How do I change it? (see pic below)

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\\servername\users\Clair\My Documents


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Shane M. Williford
Systems Administrator
MCSE, MCSA Sec, Sec+, Net+, A+
Mazuma Credit Union
9300 Troost
Kansas City, MO 64131
shane.williford@xxxxxxxxxx<mailto:shane.williford@xxxxxxxxxx>
816-361-4194 x6012


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