[THIN] Re: Redirecting My Documents via the Registry

I redirect My Documents to a folder called "My Documents" (%HOMESHARE%\My
Documents) in the users (networked) home directory (which is mapped as H:).

I then configure all apps to use this folder as their default location. So
when the user sees My Documents on the desktop, or wherever else, it's a
folder, intuitively named, My Documents in their home directory. And when
they use apps and click on file save, or new, that's where it looks.

As an aside, I "tune" 'send to', to only include My Documents and Mail
recipient.

For me, it seems an ideal, because it seems an intuitive thing for users -
prior to this, in NT4 TSE environments, I didn't use My Documents, just h:\.

Did you use regmon to establish the class structure? Or were you surfing the
registry and looking for redirected / policy stuff in HKCU?

I'm not sure I have an easy answer. I suspect the method you're attempting
may be tricky, and unreliable - if you truly have to remove the my
documents, it may be a worthwhile effort - but as I think you've
established, it is not fully robust, and possibly won't be, unless you've
got some details to look at. However, from what you've said, I think you'd
be better served by redirecting My Documents, comprehensively.

Neil

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jamie Marshall [mailto:jamie.marshall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 03 December 2002 11:35
> To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Redirecting My Documents via the Registry
> 
> Hi Neil,
> 
> Disabling My Docs completely or substituting it completely is 
> my aim. The folder rediredtion doesn't take care of all the 
> little application nuances....My Docs still resides in the 
> user profile therefore exposing the servers system partition.
> 
> As for documents explaining registry structures, no I don't 
> have what I think your looking for...I'm just tinkering and 
> looking for a catch all solution to this problem so I thought 
> Classes Root would be a good place to start, given that HKLM 
> does not dictate all shell folder structures at an 
> application interface level for all users.
> 
> It doesn't seem to "break" the box, and does take effect for 
> some users, but not all.  I haven't tried it on a new build 
> yet before users get a chance to log in...I suspect (hope) 
> this is the answer, but I'm stuck up in Aberdeen at the 
> minute and will not have a chance to do this until next week.

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