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  • Hi,

    How can i change the save option to my network location. I don't wnat to save my users on their Desktops or myDocuments or some other drivers. He should be able to save on the specified location ex: Network drive. The other saving locations should be disabled.

    he Should have only one location to save ie: network drive. how can i do that?

    I am trying to do this by seeing this link

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc782799%28WS.10%29.aspx

    But when i got to gpedit.msc on my server 2008r2 i am not able to see any thing.

    could you please provide me any setp by setup guide for doing that? 

    Please help me on  this

    Thanks

    Ramesh


    Thanks Ramesh Information Data Systems INC Livernois 4000 Troy MI 48098
    Monday, January 3, 2011 7:57 PM

Answers

  • Use folder redirection. Redirect Desktop to a network location with a read only access and My Documents to the network folder where the user has Full Control permissions...

    More at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781907(WS.10).aspx and http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732275.aspx

    You need to use a domain-based GPO linked to the OU where user accounts reside - use Group Policy Management console for this

    hth
    Marcin

    Monday, January 3, 2011 8:00 PM
  • The behavior regarding ability to modify desktop by users with administrative privileges is expected - as long as they have write permissions to the network location to which the desktop has been redirected. If you want to change this, you need to revoke these permissions (but keep in mind that Admins will be able to change this back if they decide to do so).

    As far as automatic creation of redirected folders goes, make sure you assign permissions according to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/274443 

    You might want to also take into consideration info in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc775853(WS.10).aspx

    hth
    Marcin

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 12:02 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Please make sure that the sharing and NTFS permissions of the shared folder are correct. You may modify the NTFS permissions as “Marcin Policht” suggested.

     

    In addition, please also verify the scope you want to apply the group policy. You may link the GPO to Site, Domain and OU. Please make sure the users you want to apply the Folder Redirection group policy are placed to the correct Site, Domain or OU the GPO linked to. If you place the group in OU

     

    If the issue persists, would you please send me more information for analyzing. For your convenience, I have created a workspace for you. You can upload the information files to the following link. (Please choose "Send Files to Microsoft")

     

    Workspace URL: https://sftasia.one.microsoft.com/choosetransfer.aspx?key=463d7a19-cbd7-44cb-8817-59a030ce7a2c

    Password: 4kM7)[IJEC3h

     

    Note: Due to differences in text formatting with various email clients, the workspace link above may appear to be broken.  Please be sure to include all text between '(' and ')' when typing or copying the workspace link into your browser. Meanwhile, please note that files uploaded for more than 72 hours will be deleted automatically. Please ensure to notify me timely after you have uploaded the files. Thank you for your understanding.

     

    Collect GPMC log

    ==============

    1.   On domain controller, click Start -> Run, type GPMC.MSC, it will load the GPMC console. If the GPMC snap-in is not installed.

    2.   Right click on "Group Policy Result" and choose wizard to generate a report for the problematic computer and user account (please place appropriately). (Choose computer and select the proper user in the wizard)

    3.   Right click the resulting group policy result and click the "Save Report…" => save report and upload it to the link I provided.

     

    Regards,

     

    Arthur Li

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum

    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com. 

     

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.  
    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 9:06 AM

All replies

  • Use folder redirection. Redirect Desktop to a network location with a read only access and My Documents to the network folder where the user has Full Control permissions...

    More at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781907(WS.10).aspx and http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732275.aspx

    You need to use a domain-based GPO linked to the OU where user accounts reside - use Group Policy Management console for this

    hth
    Marcin

    Monday, January 3, 2011 8:00 PM
  • Hi Marcin,

    I am tying froder redirection from the link you send it to me. when i create the folder redirection it asking for Security group Membership here i need to seclet domain users or some think else

     

    thanks

    ramesh

     


    Thanks Ramesh Information Data Systems INC Livernois 4000 Troy MI 48098
    Monday, January 3, 2011 8:59 PM
  • Hi Marcin,

    I did Folder Redirection in GPMC but only for administrator only it automatically created the folder at my sharing. when i am trying to log in as a user it is not creating any thing.

    And also i have noticed that when i am trying to save any thing on my administrator account on my desktop it is still allowing me to save it on my desktop after creating the policy also?

     

    can you please help me on this issue?

    thanks

    ramesh

     


    Thanks Ramesh Information Data Systems INC Livernois 4000 Troy MI 48098
    Monday, January 3, 2011 9:43 PM
  • The behavior regarding ability to modify desktop by users with administrative privileges is expected - as long as they have write permissions to the network location to which the desktop has been redirected. If you want to change this, you need to revoke these permissions (but keep in mind that Admins will be able to change this back if they decide to do so).

    As far as automatic creation of redirected folders goes, make sure you assign permissions according to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/274443 

    You might want to also take into consideration info in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc775853(WS.10).aspx

    hth
    Marcin

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 12:02 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Please make sure that the sharing and NTFS permissions of the shared folder are correct. You may modify the NTFS permissions as “Marcin Policht” suggested.

     

    In addition, please also verify the scope you want to apply the group policy. You may link the GPO to Site, Domain and OU. Please make sure the users you want to apply the Folder Redirection group policy are placed to the correct Site, Domain or OU the GPO linked to. If you place the group in OU

     

    If the issue persists, would you please send me more information for analyzing. For your convenience, I have created a workspace for you. You can upload the information files to the following link. (Please choose "Send Files to Microsoft")

     

    Workspace URL: https://sftasia.one.microsoft.com/choosetransfer.aspx?key=463d7a19-cbd7-44cb-8817-59a030ce7a2c

    Password: 4kM7)[IJEC3h

     

    Note: Due to differences in text formatting with various email clients, the workspace link above may appear to be broken.  Please be sure to include all text between '(' and ')' when typing or copying the workspace link into your browser. Meanwhile, please note that files uploaded for more than 72 hours will be deleted automatically. Please ensure to notify me timely after you have uploaded the files. Thank you for your understanding.

     

    Collect GPMC log

    ==============

    1.   On domain controller, click Start -> Run, type GPMC.MSC, it will load the GPMC console. If the GPMC snap-in is not installed.

    2.   Right click on "Group Policy Result" and choose wizard to generate a report for the problematic computer and user account (please place appropriately). (Choose computer and select the proper user in the wizard)

    3.   Right click the resulting group policy result and click the "Save Report…" => save report and upload it to the link I provided.

     

    Regards,

     

    Arthur Li

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum

    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com. 

     

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.  
    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 9:06 AM
  • Hi,

     

    I would like to confirm what is the current situation? If there is anything that I can do for you, please do not hesitate to let me know, and I will be happy to help.

     

    Regards,

     

    Arthur Li

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum

    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Friday, January 7, 2011 5:32 AM