[THIN] Re: Kix and windows 2000 folder redirection

  • From: "Braebaum, Neil" <Neil.Braebaum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 10:12:45 -0000

I redirect My Documents to a UNC using Kix to write the registry value.

The reason why I do this in particular (ie via Kix rather than GPO) is that
I want to be more conditional than GPOs would generically let me.

The way I'd think of it, is that if GPOs are possible for what you want to
do - use them.

If you need to fill in the blanks, or do something more clever, scripting
seems a reasonable proposition. And at the end of the day, there's no magic,
here - all GPOs (or an policies for that matter) are doing is writing
registry values. If for whatever reason, scripting addresses your needs more
comprehensively, there's nothing wrong in that approach.

Going back to the days of Winframe, it was the only choice - there were no
policies, merely upedit, regedt32, and scripting.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: M [mailto:mathras@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 27 March 2003 20:33
> To: Thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Kix and windows 2000 folder redirection
> Hello there
> Just a quick question for a kix guru (or gurus.)
> Is anyone using Kix to redirect folders for users within an 
> active directory environment ?
> I have inherited a huge kix script that has users home areas 
> all over the place.
> I have been experimenting but am finding that i cannot use 
> folder redirection via Ad users and computers ( home areas 
> all over the place).
> Should i redirect the home areas to uncs ? does kix support 
> this as folder redirection within a GPO does ? Would this 
> involve using kix to write registry entries 
> any hints would be appreciated
> regards

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