[gptalk] Re: Roaming Profiles/ Folder redirection

  • From: "Nelson, Jamie R Contr 72 CS/SCBAF" <Jamie.Nelson.ctr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 14:38:50 -0600

Sorry, I see what you mean now. I'm not sure what would happen once a
policy was implemented. Application Data from the first profile would
get redirected, then I would assume that Application Data from any
additional profiles would attempt to overwrite anything if it already
existed. That would eventually cause some problems if that was the case,
so I see your concern.

You might consider doing a combination of both folder redirection and a
Roaming Profile. For instance, redirect My Documents to a folder outside
of the roaming profile, but allow everything else (Application Data,
Desktop, Start Menu, etc) to roam. This gives you the portability you
want but also minimizes network traffic when the user profile is
synched.

Regards,
Jamie Nelson


-----Original Message-----
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Robert De Gracia
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 2:21 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Roaming Profiles/ Folder redirection

That is partly my concern, if a single user has multiple machines with 2
different contents of Application Data, wouldnt Folder redirection point
to a single redirected location on the server?

We currently have Citrix users with redirected desktops, which has
proved to be successful 
thus far. So we are trying to implement a folder redirection plan for
our workstation users



On Dec 13, 2007 2:48 PM, Nelson, Jamie R Contr 72 CS/SCBAF <
Jamie.Nelson.ctr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:Jamie.Nelson.ctr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> >
wrote:


        Shouldn't matter. That is the whole point of folder redirection.
If 
        everything is working properly, Application Data will be written
to the
        redirected folder so you wouldn't have to worry about it.
        
        I am personally am not fond of Folder Redirection; I've had very
limited 
        success trying to use it in large environments. Even though
full-blown
        Roaming Profiles are equally bad (and worse in some cases), you
might be
        better off with them in my opinion.
        
        If user profile portability is a big concern and money is not a
problem, 
        you might consider looking into a combination of Terminal
Services and
        Windows XP Embedded. Thin clients are becoming increasingly
popular
        again for this sort of thing.
        
        Regards,
        Jamie Nelson
        

        -----Original Message-----
        From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ]
        On Behalf Of Robert De Gracia
        Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 12:36 PM
        To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [gptalk] Roaming Profiles/ Folder redirection
        
        Not sure if anyone knows of any good resources/ideas about
Folder 
        Redirection.
        We'd like to implement folder redirection for entire user
profiles.
        The biggest problem we see thus far is that our environment
consists of
        users with multiple PCs; therefore, some users may have 2
different sets 
        of Favorites, Application Data etc.
        
        If anyone can point me at some good resources on the internet or
if
        anyone has some insight that would be terrific.
        
        Thanks
        -robert
        
        
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