[gptalk] Re: Moving Server for Redirected Folders

  • From: "Nelson, Jamie R Contr 72 CS/SCBAF" <Jamie.Nelson.ctr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 13:05:03 -0500

Actually, I just realized that the last component in the UNC path is
different ('mydocs' vs. 'documents'), so altering the DNS record
wouldn't work unless you change the redirected path in GPO2  to
<file:///\\server2\home\%25username%25\mydocs> .


I don't think you could use a logon script either, because Folder
Redirection usually occurs before Script policy is processed.



Jamie Nelson


From: Nelson, Jamie R Contr 72 CS/SCBAF 
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2007 12:51 PM
To: 'gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: RE: [gptalk] Moving Server for Redirected Folders


Change the DNS entry for server1 to point to server2's IP. A little DNS
trickery will usually work in cases like this.



Jamie Nelson


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Sent: Friday, July 20, 2007 12:46 PM
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Subject: [gptalk] Moving Server for Redirected Folders



I am trying to move redirected My Documents to a new server with as
little impact on users as possible. Some of the files in the redirected
folder have been made available offline by the users. 


Currently, My Docs points to \\server1\home\%username%\mydocs
<file:///\\server1\home\%25username%25\mydocs>  . I have defined a new
GPO that points to \\server2\home\%usersname%\documents
<file:///\\server2\home\%25usersname%25\documents> . Some of the My
Documents folders have several gigs of data. I realize that simply
disabling GPO1 on Friday and enable GPO2 on Monday will move the data.
My concern is that the network will get really bogged down. I would like
to do the move manually over the weekend. The problem seems to be that
files that have been added to or modified in the Offline Files cache get
placed back in the server1 location. 


I can change that path using csccmd.exe. However, once the sync happens
at login, it is too late. The files have already been placed back on
server1. Can I run this as a Startup Script instead? Or is there a way
to delay the syn until I have run that csccmd script? (The latter would
be better since I could use the %username% variable.)


Any thoughts on this much appreciated.






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