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Creating the Secure Managed Desktop: Using Group Policy, SoftGrid, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and Other Management Tools by Jeremy Moskowitz

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3.5. Final Thoughts

In the last chapter, you set up Roaming Profiles. But there was a problem. If you had both Windows Vista and Windows XP machines, you wouldn't "see" files, say, in the Documents folder in Windows Vista show up in the My Documents folder on Windows XP. Here, you set up Redirected Folders, which anchored My Documents (for Windows XP) and Documents (for Windows Vista) to the same place.

This gave you several key features: a centralized backup place for critical files, the ability for users' Documents contents to be available on any workstation, and the ability to mitigate the generated traffic caused by Documents being located within the profile. By default, the Documents folder is located within the profile.

You also set up ...

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