Monday, April 30, 2012 10:48 AM
I´m trying to create an user data restore enviroment, where folder redirection would work as a backup. When user´s computer is dead, his/her local files would be still available via Folder Redirection techniqe. I´m aware of Folder Redirection policies, Offline Files policies and File Server Resource Manager, but what I need is this:
- My Documents library will be redirected to a file server.
- Offline files are enabled and configured. 50% of time users are working without a connection to file server.
- An application is installed which saves it´s profile data under My Documents (don´t ask me why, I know it´s stupid).
- We are aware, that this application´s files are not supported with syncronization. While offline, the settings are wiped our (brand new files created) or they are not accessible.
So what I need is, that under My Documents (which is redirected and syncronized for offline use), would be a possibility one by one to exclude folders which´s applications are not supported while offline usage. User´s themselves could exclude sub folders to be not under folder redirection support.
- Edited by yannara Monday, April 30, 2012 10:48 AM
Thursday, May 03, 2012 9:15 AMModerator
After search we don’t find such features to exclude subfolders under redirected folders, it’s by design. You can either include the whole folder or exclude it.
For more information please refer to following MS articles:Exclude specific subfolder in folder redirection GPO?
Excluding the My Music folder in Folder Redirection in Group Policy
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Thursday, May 03, 2012 9:22 AM
Thanks Lawrence, so it is not possible.... this is seriuous, because for some reason (I don´t understand why), some applications are really writing they own user setting to My Documents and not to AppData, and are not compatible with Offline Files / syncronization.
- Edited by yannara Thursday, May 03, 2012 9:22 AM
Sunday, May 06, 2012 3:19 AMIt would be very helpful to have specific names of applications that are doing this. Is contacting the vendor of these applications a possibility?
Monday, May 07, 2012 8:51 AMModerator
As above posting, I also think you should contact the applications vendor. They defined a variable that point to My Documents but not AppData.
Thanks for your understanding.
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- Marked As Answer by yannara Monday, May 07, 2012 10:14 AM
Monday, May 07, 2012 10:14 AM
For example, Microsoft Outlook 2012 writes a profile data in My Documents (when using pop).
But I see your point, thanks.