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Windows Server® 2012 Unleashed by Chris Amaris, Andrew Abbate, Omar Droubi, Guy Yardeni, Michael Noel, Rand Morimoto

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Configuring Folder Redirection

Folder redirection can be used to redirect certain special folders in the end user’s profile to server shares. Special folders such as the Documents, which is the default folder for users to store and access their data, can be redirected to server shares. The following are some basic rule-of-thumb guidelines when using this Group Policy extension:

Allow the system to create the folders—If the folders are created by the administrator, they will not have the correct permissions. But properly configuring the share and NTFS permissions on the server share is essential in providing a functional folder redirection experience.

Enable client-side caching or offline file synchronization—This is important for users with ...

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