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Networking Questions and Answers - Redirecting My Documents to a Server

Skippy writes in with a networking question:
Question:
I need to make it to where a user's My Documents folder is not saved on the PC but instead to their home folder on the server. Can anyone tell me how to do this?

Answer: There are a couple of ways to do this depending on your environment. If you are on an 2003 Active Directory network and XP clients you can set up a Group Policy to have your My Documents folder redirected to a network share.

http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/60b2157c-aa5b-44f2-b045-b74d2fd1bf701033.mspx?mfr=true

http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/ab9f7e44-afbf-415e-ade1-94aaf2392ca11033.mspx?mfr=true

Since you said you are running Windows 2000 then all you need to do is right click the My Documents folder and select Properties. Then you can change the Target path to reflect the UNC path to the share on your server. For example you can put it \\servername\home\username. They won’t see any difference when they save or open documents from My Documents. You will have to do this on every client though.

 

 



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