[gptalk] Re: Problem to redirect My Documents for all the users

  • From: "mike kline" <mkline@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 03:53:41 -0400

You may want to give admins access to the folders

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/288991
Enabling the administrator to have access to redirected folders

You can also always take ownership of a particular folder if there are
issues that you need to investigate.

Thanks
Mike

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 3:42 AM, Craig Meyer <craigmeyer8@xxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> hi everyone
>
> This morning there is quite a couple of folders in the MyDocRidirection
> folder on the server which i assumes is the My documents folders of the
> users. Allthough i can see on the space available of the drive where these
> folders are on there has been a significant difference in space; i cannot
> see the sizes of the folders. All the sizes off the users folders when i
> move my mouse over them is 0KB.
>
> I can only see the Administrator size of 233KB and that is the size of the
> MyDocRidirection folder also which cannot be.
>
> Are permission preventing me from seeing the content and size of these
> folders?
>
> Craig Meyer
>
> =================================================================
> "He had no servants - yet they called Him Master, no degrees - yet they
> called Him Teacher, no medicine - yet they called Him Healer, no army yet
> the Kings feared Him. He won no military battles yet He conquered the world.
> he commited no crime yet they crucified Him. He was burried in a tomb yet He
> lives 2day...."
> =================================================================
> If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is
> play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
>
> Albert Einstein<http://quotes4all.net/authors/albert%20einstein/quotes.html>
>
> ==================================================================
>
>
> ------------------------------
> From: jerome.l.cruz@xxxxxxxxxx
> To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 13:17:12 -0700
>
> Subject: [gptalk] Re: Problem to redirect My Documents for all the users
>
>  Craig,
>
>
>
> One thing to check right off the bat are the NTFS permissions on the server
> where you have relocated the user's 'My Documents' data. As you test a few,
> make sure that they are what you want. Here are some other considerations:
>
>
>
> ·         Make sure that the local Server Admin has access (if
> appropriate…and usually it is).
>
> ·         Make sure that each user only has access to their own data (Your
> server share might be hidden from easy browsing, but there are ways to
> discover it from the local user's registry).
>
> ·         Decide how to scan for and handle users who discover the shared
> folder location—and quickly realize they can create and store almost
> anything there-totally outside their My Documents folder—some organizations
> pre-create a share on the server for each individual user and lock the
> permissions down that way…other use a common share where many user's data
> goes.
>
> ·         Perhaps also disable the ability for users to personally change
> their My Documents location. We did this for our folks back in 2000 and have
> left it that way ever since.
>
> *User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Desktop | Prohibit User
> from manually redirecting Profile Folders
>
> Explanation
> *Prevents users from changing the path to their profile folders.
> By default, a user can change the location of their individual profile
> folders like Documents, Music etc. by typing a new path in the Locations tab
> of the folder's Properties dialog box.
> If you enable this setting, users are unable to type a new location in the
> Target box.
>
>  *Jerry Cruz* | Group Policies Product Manager | Windows Infrastructure
> Architecture (http://wia.web.boeing.com) | Boeing IT**
>
> Office 425-865-6755 | Mobile 425-591-6491
>
>
>
> *From:* gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On
> Behalf Of *Craig Meyer
> *Sent:* Friday, August 08, 2008 6:06 AM
> *To:* gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [gptalk] Re: Problem to redirect My Documents for all the users
>
>
>
> OK, i'll give it a try.If anyone in the meanwhile think of something that i
> can try please let me know.
>
> Craig Meyer
>
> =================================================================
> "He had no servants - yet they called Him Master, no degrees - yet they
> called Him Teacher, no medicine - yet they called Him Healer, no army yet
> the Kings feared Him. He won no military battles yet He conquered the world.
> he commited no crime yet they crucified Him. He was burried in a tomb yet He
> lives 2day...."
> =================================================================
> If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is
> play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
>
> Albert Einstein<http://quotes4all.net/authors/albert%20einstein/quotes.html>
>
> ==================================================================
>
>
>  ------------------------------
>
> Subject: [gptalk] Re: Problem to redirect My Documents for all the users
> Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 13:51:08 +0100
> From: Andrew.McHale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
> Hi Craig,
>
>
>
> I remember reading when I did this that it can take a couple of log
> on/off's for the files to redirect. I believe it took my test machine a
> couple of times.
>
>
>
> Give that a try
>
>
>
> Andrew
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* Craig Meyer [mailto:craigmeyer8@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> *Sent:* 08 August 2008 13:25
> *To:* gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [gptalk] Re: Problem to redirect My Documents for all the users
>
>
>
> No offence - i did put it in as the servername yes and not the word
> "servername",
>
> I did run gpupdate /force and it asked me to logg off, so i logged off the
> server and my PC and logged back on.Now at the moment there are 3 folders
> under the folder on the server only. Administrator, my name and the other IT
> technician's name. However, the size of my name's folder is 0, the other
> technician is 0KB but the Administrator is 233KB. the Administrator folder
> make sense with the size and cotent of the folder but none of the other 2
> folders.
>
> Anyone know why:
> 1) My and the other tech's folders is showing 0KB
> 2) When i try to access my and the other folder it says "Access is denied"
> - can this be because i am logged on remotely onto the server with the
> Administrator account?
> 3)Where are all the other users folders?
>
> Craig Meyer
>
> =================================================================
> "He had no servants - yet they called Him Master, no degrees - yet they
> called Him Teacher, no medicine - yet they called Him Healer, no army yet
> the Kings feared Him. He won no military battles yet He conquered the world.
> he commited no crime yet they crucified Him. He was burried in a tomb yet He
> lives 2day...."
> =================================================================
> If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is
> play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
>
> Albert Einstein<http://quotes4all.net/authors/albert%20einstein/quotes.html>
>
> ==================================================================
>
>
>  ------------------------------
>
> Subject: [gptalk] Re: Problem to redirect My Documents for all the users
> Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 12:46:49 +0100
> From: Andrew.McHale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
> Hi Craig,
>
>
>
> Don't take offence if this is a stupid question but you did change
> \\servername\ to be the name of the server your share is on?
>
>
>
> Also, use the command 'gpupdate /force' either in a command window or at
> the run menu to speed up the group policy refresh. You'll probably need to
> log off and/or reboot afterwards.
>
>
>
> Andrew
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* Craig Meyer [mailto:craigmeyer8@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> *Sent:* 08 August 2008 12:37
> *To:* gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [gptalk] Re: Problem to redirect My Documents for all the users
>
>
>
> Thank you Ian, it did work. Now i am just waiting for the gpo to
> force/apply itself and i will see what actually happened.
>
> Craig Meyer
>
> =================================================================
> "He had no servants - yet they called Him Master, no degrees - yet they
> called Him Teacher, no medicine - yet they called Him Healer, no army yet
> the Kings feared Him. He won no military battles yet He conquered the world.
> he commited no crime yet they crucified Him. He was burried in a tomb yet He
> lives 2day...."
> =================================================================
> If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is
> play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
>
> Albert Einstein<http://quotes4all.net/authors/albert%20einstein/quotes.html>
>
> ==================================================================
>
>
>  ------------------------------
>
> Subject: [gptalk] Re: Problem to redirect My Documents for all the users
> Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 12:30:13 +0100
> From: ian.kibble@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
> Hi Craig,
>
>
>
> That's correct, make sure you have selected "Create a folder for each user
> under the root path" as well (above RootPath text field)
>
>
>  ------------------------------
>
> *From:* gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On
> Behalf Of *Craig Meyer
> *Sent:* 08 August 2008 12:13
> *To:* gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [gptalk] Re: Problem to redirect My Documents for all the users
>
>
>
> Hi Ian
>
> Thank you for the quick response.
>
> So how i understand you is like this :  What you are saying is that (bear
> in mind that i am working remotely on my Win Serv 2003 when setting this up
> ) instead of typing D:\MyDocRedirection (which refers to the local D drive
> on the server) as the root path i need to change it to *
> \\servername\MydocRedirection** and i should be set then hey - do i
> understand you correct?*
>
> Craig Meyer
>
> =================================================================
> "He had no servants - yet they called Him Master, no degrees - yet they
> called Him Teacher, no medicine - yet they called Him Healer, no army yet
> the Kings feared Him. He won no military battles yet He conquered the world.
> he commited no crime yet they crucified Him. He was burried in a tomb yet He
> lives 2day...."
> =================================================================
> If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is
> play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
>
> Albert Einstein<http://quotes4all.net/authors/albert%20einstein/quotes.html>
>
> ==================================================================
>
>
>  ------------------------------
>
> Subject: [gptalk] Re: Problem to redirect My Documents for all the users
> Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 12:05:27 +0100
> From: ian.kibble@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
> Hi Craig,
>
>
>
> You will want to make sure you *are** *using a UNC path for folder
> redirection, if you were to set it how you've done it - when the user logs
> in they will be looking for their MyDocuments in the D: drive of there PC
> (probably a CD drive).
>
>
>
> During the configuration of the root folder for your redirected my
> documents you would have had to share it (hidden/not hidden) use this share
> name for the UNC path example for GPO > *\\servername\MydocRedirection *or
> *\\servername\MyDocRedirection$ (if hidden)*
>
> * *
>
> Hope this helps/makes sense.
>
>
>
> Any more q's let me know
>
>
> Ian
>  ------------------------------
>
> *From:* gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On
> Behalf Of *Craig Meyer
> *Sent:* 08 August 2008 11:59
> *To:* gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [gptalk] Problem to redirect My Documents for all the users
>
>
>
> Hi all
>
> This is the first time that i'm trying to configure Folder Ridirection and
> i followed article
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc782799.aspx as a guide.
> However if i do it the way of the article i get a "Warning" right at the end
> when i click Finish. I click No on the warning as i do not know what it
> mean.
>
> The warning says "The target path is not a UNC path. If this is not a valid
> local path at the client (which it isn't because the document told me to
> put in there the path on the server where everyone's documents must go to so
> it shows D:\MydocRiderection) , folder redirection will fail. Are you sure
> you want to use this path as the target? Y/N
>
> Question: Why is it giving me this error?
>
> Thank you for the help
>
> Craig Meyer
> =================================================================
> "He had no servants - yet they called Him Master, no degrees - yet they
> called Him Teacher, no medicine - yet they called Him Healer, no army yet
> the Kings feared Him. He won no military battles yet He conquered the world.
> he commited no crime yet they crucified Him. He was burried in a tomb yet He
> lives 2day...."
> =================================================================
> If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is
> play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
>
> Albert Einstein<http://quotes4all.net/authors/albert%20einstein/quotes.html>
>
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>
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