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Windows® Essential Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion by J. C. Mackin, Charlie Russel

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Understanding Folder Redirection

Folder Redirection is a feature that allows you to change the target location of user profile folders in a way that is transparent to the user. For example, if you were to redirect LoriP’s C:\Users\Documents folder to a central network share, she would still see the Documents folder in the same location on her local computer. Whenever she opened the Documents folder, however, the window would reveal contents stored at the redirected location on the central network share.

Folder Redirection can be configured and enforced for domain users through Group Policy. The following folders can be redirected through Group Policy:

  • AppData(Roaming)

  • Desktop

  • Start Menu

  • Documents

  • Pictures

  • Music

  • Videos

  • Favorites

  • Contacts

  • Downloads

  • Links

  • Searches ...

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