Hi Shane, Unfortunately I can't comment on previous GPO methods for doing this as I've only messed about with this setting recently. In regards to the second part, when I give a user a home directory I believe it pre-populates \\servername\users\%username%\ <file:///\\servername\users\%25username%25\> with 4 folders; Home, Profile and two others I can't remember the name of (currently sat at Brussels airport with very poor connectivity so daren't RDP into UK based server to clarify). So I guess that if AD is already aware of a redirection for your users (Home folder) then it wouldn't want to redirect their Docs folder to \\servername\users\%username%\ <file:///\\servername\users\%25username%25\> as this is effectively the users "Root" folder. Also, now I think about it, I don't believe users can navigate out of their Home folder (\\servername\users\%username%\Home\ <file:///\\servername\users\%25username%25\Home\> ) with the standard privileges given to them. Maybe this is another reason the redirect can't put the My Documents redirection in the \%username%\ folder, as the user would then either not be able to access them or the redirection would have to assign permissions which could effectively allow the user to mess with the contents of the other three folders, one of which is a Profile folder and could contain some very important profile redirection files. Hope this helps. I welcome Darren, Alan, Jamie or someone else to come in and clear this up if I'm wrong J Andrew From: Shane Williford [mailto:shane.williford@xxxxxxxxxx] Sent: 20 November 2008 15:36 To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Re: Folder redirection UNC path issue 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. J Shane M. Williford Systems Administrator MCSE, MCSA Sec, Sec+, Net+, A+ Mazuma Credit Union 9300 Troost Kansas City, MO 64131 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) \\servername\users\Clair\My Documents Shane M. Williford Systems Administrator MCSE, MCSA Sec, Sec+, Net+, A+ Mazuma Credit Union 9300 Troost Kansas City, MO 64131 shane.williford@xxxxxxxxxx 816-361-4194 x6012 ________________________________ Notice: The information transmitted in this e-mail may contain confidential and/ or legally privileged information intended only for the use of the individual(s) named above. 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