This tutorial will show you step-by-step the following:
- How to setup home drives in Active Directory
- Configure Folder Redirection GPO (group policy)
- Configure Offline Files which could cause issues with folder redirection
There is a lot to cover in this one but the information is valuable within just about any enterprise environment.
Home drives allow end-users to have their own network share folder with their own permissions, no matter what computer they log into. Typically the server will have this network share backed-up daily so that if someone deletes a file or needs to restore a file, it can always be recovered.
Folder redirection allows you to specify the Windows default My Documents location (and more if you choose so) to point to their home drive (mentioned above).
Offline files I typically disable in an environment unless a laptop is used and absolutely needs to utilize Offline Files.
How to Setup Home Drives and Folder Redirection Using Group Policy (GPO).
Server: Windows Server 2008 R2
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