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Q. What is Folder Redirection?
A. Essentially you can take folders folders that hold stuff like your “My documents” or your “Favorites” folder, and put them out on a network server, that’s great if you want to back that sort of information up for disaster recovery.
Q. What’s the difference between this and a roaming / roving profile?
A. Folder redirection keeps information on a server and you access it remotely, Roaming profiles are designed to sync that information (and your WHOLE user profile) backwards and forwards to a network share as your users logon and log off.
Q. What folders can be redirected?
A. Assuming we are taking about a Server 2008 environment with Windows 7 clients the following can be redirected.
AppData(Roaming) Desktop Stat Menu Documents Pictures Music Videos Favorites Contacts Downloads Links Searches Saved Games
Solution1. On a server create a folder to hold the redirected data, In this case you will notice I’ve called my share Redir$ (The dollar sign just means it’s a hidden share, and can’t be seen if people are network browsing).
Folder Redirection: Permissions for the Root Folder2. Set the share permissions to Everyone: Full Control (Don’t worry we will secure it with NTFS permissions). CREATOR OWNER – Full Control (Apply onto: Subfolders and Files Only) System – Full Control (Apply onto: This Folder, Subfolders and Files) Domain Admins – Full Control (Apply onto: This Folder, Subfolders and Files) Everyone – Create Folder/Append Data (Apply onto: This Folder Only) Everyone – List Folder/Read Data (Apply onto: This Folder Only) Everyone – Read Attributes (Apply onto: This Folder Only) Everyone – Traverse Folder/Execute File (Apply onto: This Folder Only) back them up). Backing up Redirected Folders 13. Even with exclusive rights you can still back this data up:
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