Best practice for desktop redirection and my docs redirection

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by BookerW, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. BookerW

    BookerW Guest

    I have been experimenting with MY Documents redirection. Currently I have a
    test group where I set up My docs redirection to a network share, using the
    %username& variable.

    Now I want to try desktop redirection. Should I use a different folder for
    desktop redirection?

    Also, where is a good white paper on Home directories. How should I
    incporate home directories in this mix.

    I don't want to use roaming profiles.
    BookerW, Jul 19, 2006
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  2. BookerW

    Anthony Guest

    The documentation is slightly conflicting as the different elements have
    evolved, and taking into account the different OS's being used.
    The obvious thing to do is to redirect to equivalent folders in a user
    network directory, e.g %username%\My Documents. You can then add desktop
    redirection into a \Desktop folder. The user doesn't see the network folder
    I think home directories are now described as legacy. You don't really need
    one except possibly if users have a huge amount of data and want to reduce
    synchronisation time, but then again you might wonder if the data is really
    personal or should be stored in a shared folder on the network.
    If you use a home directory in the user profile, then you have two
    mechanisms that will create the %username% network folder: the user account
    setup and the folder redirection on logon. As long as they point to the same
    place you are OK, otherwise you will have two personal folders on the
    Obviously there are several permutations depending on your requirements.
    Anthony, Jul 20, 2006
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