roaming profile vs redirected folders

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Josh, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. Josh

    Josh Guest

    From what I gather, roaming profiles (as long as they are default) cover
    redirecting of desktop, app data and start menu folders, which would seem to
    me would make redirecting of those folders irrelevant. Is this a correct
    assumption? If so, then I could set up roaming profiles + redirected My
    Documents and be set, correct?

    Josh, Apr 3, 2005
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  2. A Roaming Profile does not "redirect" any folders.
    It merely stores the profile on the server and downloads it to the local
    machine on logon, then uploads it on logoff to the server.

    If you want to point their My Documents folder to their Home Drive - then
    you have to do it whether or not you use roaming profiles.
    Shenan Stanley, Apr 3, 2005
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  3. Adding to that - if you have customers who like to store every document they
    ever created on their desktop - not redirecting that when you have roaming
    profiles can slow the logon process immensely.

    Also, there are other folders (temporary internet files, some sections of
    the Application Data folder, cookies, etc) that can increase in size very
    quickly and slow down the logon process when using roaming profiles unless
    you setup the system not to upload/download these things.
    Shenan Stanley, Apr 3, 2005
  4. Read what Shenan wrote about the difference between these two things -
    ....but yes, I'd use folder redirection (I normally just redirect My
    Documents and yell at any users who store files on the desktop) and also use
    roaming profiles.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Apr 3, 2005
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