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Folder Redirection

Posted by Awinish on April 14, 2011

I always wanted to include folder redirection materials on my blog especially for my reference & for others too. I have seen lot of questions related with folder redirection in various blogs/forum like what is the permission on redirected folder should be, is folder to be manually created or let folder redirection creates it automatically during first log on. Here i would say let the folder be created automatically. The other question is even administrator can’t access home folder created by folder redirection, the reason is its by design & an administrator has to be manually granted explicit rights.

Enabling the administrator to have access to redirected folders

Automatic creation of user folders for home, roaming profile and redirected folders.

NTFS permissions for Redirected Folders

Profile Version in XP & below is V1 where as profile Version for Vista & above is V2, so when you migrate the profile from XP to WIN7 a new profile is created even though profile still exists & other reason is windows XP & Win7 have different folder architecture for profiles like XP it stores the profile under document & settings where as in Vista & above its C:\users.

Managing Roaming User Data Deployment Guide

One of the article, i personally used in the past understanding & configuring folder redirection is below by Ace Fekay, the reason is its been well documented with the supporting links. Thanks to Ace for wonderful article.


One Response to “Folder Redirection”

  1. David said

    Interesting. We are having problems at our clients with roaming profiles getting corrupted. We are not employing folder redirection. Some of the profiles I have seen are 10-30GB, that being said, some of the ones that have been corrupted are a few hundred MBs in size…wish to hell I knew where to start looking for what’s causing the problems.

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