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Folder redirection policy on Remote desktop servers

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  • Hi,

    I have couple of questions regarding Folder redirection policy. I searched in internet but could not understand few things.Hence I am posting my questions here.

    1) I create and apply Folder redirection policy on the domain. I login to windows 7 or 8 client pc and see the folders get redirected to the location that I mention on GPO. Will this be applied if I connect to Windows 2008 R2/ Windows 2012 R2 via RDP, logon to the server class OS?

    2) What is the difference between Remote desktop user profile path and Folder redirection? Can I use folder redirected shared folder path in RD user profile path?

    Thanks,

    Umesh.S.K

    Sunday, March 08, 2015 2:28 PM

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  • > 1) I create and apply Folder redirection policy on the domain. I login
    > to windows 7 or 8 client pc and see the folders get redirected to the
    > location that I mention on GPO. Will this be applied if I connect to
    > Windows 2008 R2/ Windows 2012 R2 via RDP, logon to the server class OS?
     
    Yes.
     
    > 2) What is the difference between Remote desktop user profile path and
    > Folder redirection? Can I use folder redirected shared folder path in RD
    > user profile path?
     
    User profile: All of the user's data. RD user profile: Different profile
    path when logging on through terminal services. Redirected folder: Part
    of the user profile that contains real "user related data" - can be
    redirected to a server to keep the real profile small, thus loading
    faster and reducing logon/logoff time.
     
    Advice 1: NEVER (never!!!) redirect into the server profile path. This
    WILL break things sooner or later.
     
     

    Martin

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    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
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    • Marked as answer by Umesh S K Monday, March 16, 2015 9:35 AM
    Monday, March 09, 2015 10:47 AM