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user profile / home folder redirect to a second local drive without domain RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am setting up a room of computers on windows 7, they are not connected and will not be connected to an AD. how do i set windows 7 to redirect c:\users\%username% to another local drive eg d:\users\%username% and deny access to the folder to everyone except the user?
    Monday, June 14, 2010 11:10 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    It is possible but not recommended by Microsoft. Please, follow the steps:

    1. open Computer Management console

    2.  extended the System Tools

    3. local users and groups

    4. users - right click - properties - profile

    From the Profile Tab, you will be able to set own path.

     

    Bart


    Bart Kurowski IT Desktop Support Analyst, MCP, MCTS, MCITP, MCAS
    • Marked as answer by tatsumasa Wednesday, July 14, 2010 3:16 PM
    Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:55 AM

All replies

  • The only way is perform an unattended installation. You can configure the location of Users folder in the unattended.xml file.

    You may refer:

    How Do I Unattended Answer Files Using Windows System Image Manager 

    Deploying Windows 7 VL with MAK (Multiple Access Keys) using MDT 2010

    ProfilesDirectory


    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, July 2, 2010 10:05 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by tatsumasa Wednesday, July 14, 2010 3:16 PM
    Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:05 AM
  • Hi,

     

    It is possible but not recommended by Microsoft. Please, follow the steps:

    1. open Computer Management console

    2.  extended the System Tools

    3. local users and groups

    4. users - right click - properties - profile

    From the Profile Tab, you will be able to set own path.

     

    Bart


    Bart Kurowski IT Desktop Support Analyst, MCP, MCTS, MCITP, MCAS
    • Marked as answer by tatsumasa Wednesday, July 14, 2010 3:16 PM
    Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:55 AM
  • Hi,

     

    It is possible but not recommended by Microsoft. Please, follow the steps:

    1. open Computer Management console

    2.  extended the System Tools

    3. local users and groups

    4. users - right click - properties - profile

    From the Profile Tab, you will be able to set own path.

     

    Bart


    Bart Kurowski IT Desktop Support Analyst, MCP, MCTS, MCITP, MCAS
    This worked brilliantly instead of moving the profile to another path it created a second copy which is updated on logout which wasn’t what I was looking for but realised was a better option for what I want to do

    Thank you

    Garrett

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010 3:19 PM