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Windows® Small Business Server 2008: Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by Craig Zacker

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Using Folder Redirection

It is preferable to store user data on server drives rather than local workstation drives for several reasons, including the following:

  • Backups. Backing up one or two servers is much faster, easier, and often cheaper than backing up multiple workstations.

  • Mobility. With all data files stored on server drives, users can work from any computer and move to another location as needed.

  • Replacement. Deploying new client computers in the place of older ones is a simple matter of replacing the hardware; no migration of data files is necessary.

Folder redirection is a Windows feature that enables client workstations to store the contents of their data folders on a server drive automatically. The process is completely invisible to the ...

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