October 10th, 2011, 10:11 AM
My Docs on Terminal Server to My Docs on client folder redirection
Does anyone know of way to redirect the My Documents folder on a terminal server to the user's my documents folder once he logs into a terminal server...and have this done by a group policy.
I've seen a few pages online that are pretty close to what I want to accomplish, but not exactly that. What I need is redirection from My Docs on TS to My Docs on client. Not to a network share.
Under Group Policy Management, there is a setting for folder redirection, but given I'd like to have this applied to all users, the redirection path I figure would have to look something like:
\\tsclient\C\document and Settings\%username%\My Documents
However, it won't accept that path, nor does it seem to have a setting specifically for My Docs to My Docs...only allowing for paths for specific user accounts...not a generic path applicable to all users.
October 10th, 2011, 12:36 PM
I think what you want is what they call "Roaming Profiles".
October 11th, 2011, 06:58 AM
What version of TS are you using?
Last edited by sporky12; October 11th, 2011 at 07:46 AM.
October 12th, 2011, 04:32 PM
Wouldn't roaming profiles require the files to be copied between the nodes? What I'd like is more like a mapping....or rather at log on the target location of the My Documents folder on the Terminal Server is changed to the path "\\tsclient\C\Documents and Settings\%username%\My Documents.
I'm testing this on a 03 Server, but would likely be run live on 08.
Thanks for the help so far!
Let me know your thoughts.
October 13th, 2011, 06:57 AM
Yes roaming profiles requires a central location. This is the recomended method for folder redirection In TS acording to MS.
Originally Posted by charlieb_j
The problem with setting your folder path is that would only work on 2003/XP that path and folder will not work on Vista/2008/Win7 As the path is changed to C:\users\%username%\My Documents on those systems.
October 13th, 2011, 12:23 PM
One thought I had, but requires some additional work would be to script the users' login to go bind/map a drive to their local machine. Something as simple as \\computername\c$\Document might work, but would require additional setup for each machine and such, you couldn't do a global script.
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