Vista Documents folder redirected

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Jo Himself, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. Jo Himself

    Jo Himself Guest

    Good afternoon

    I have deployed Vista to our workstations and set the folder redirection in
    the mandatory profile. The "Documents" folder redirects to the fileserver as
    does "Music", "Videos" etc.

    This functions perfectly from the end user perspective but when I log on to
    the fileserver and look at the "users" folder all I can see are folders
    called "Documents". The folders used to be named after the username of the
    users and indeed when I type \\fileserver\users\randomUsername it comes up
    with randomUser's files. The thing is I think its messing up our FTP access
    and makes administration rather too complicated.

    Thanks for any help anyone can be.

    Jo Himself, Sep 6, 2007
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  2. Jo Himself

    kws Guest

    I have not tried it using a server, but I noticed that on the local
    machine the redirection "hides" the real name of a directory and always
    shows it as Documents as well.

    One workaround would be to set up the redirection to the server with an
    additional level. On the server set up something like:

    Setting the real folder names to Documents would mean that whichever
    way you refer to it you get to the same place.
    kws, Sep 6, 2007
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