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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Using Group Policy for Folder Redirection

Folder Redirection is an extension to Group Policy that allows you to place folders that you choose on the network. For example, you might want to redirect users’ Documents folders that can become quite large over time. This feature has real benefits, including:

  • Users can log on to different computers and still have access to the redirected folders.

  • If you use roaming profiles, only the network path to the redirected folders is part of the user profile, making logging on and off much faster.

  • Folders on a network server can be backed up as part of routine maintenance without the users having to do anything extra.

Folders can be redirected to one location for everyone in the Active Directory container affected ...

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