24th April 20:01
I have set up folder redirection via group policy /
organisational unit for my do***ents, desk top and
application data! My docs and the desk top work fine but
when I try to log on at another pc change some application
data settings - the application data, ie - internet
explorer settings (favurite websites) do not work - I
think that it is storing them on the clients local? Does
anyone have a clue?
4th May 04:06
Regarding favorite web sites. Explorer's favorites are stored in Favorites
folder, which is a sub-directory of %USERPROFILE%. You cannot redirect
Favorites using folder redirection, because folder redirection was designed
to work only with 5 pre-determined folders - MyDocs, MyPics, AppData,
Desktop and StartMenu. Redirecting Favorites is widely requested feature,
but unfortunately there is no easy solution how to do it right now. There
are some distant plans to make it available in next version of Windows
though. You can redirect Favorites manually inside Windows Explorer by
dragging and dropping Favorites folder icon from local userprofile into
network share. However you cannot make this automatic or using a script.
Another (unsupported) way is to hack a registry
Shell Folders\Favorites. However it is very prone to errors and there are
many caveats hard to predict with this registry hack.
In general, application settings and user data are stored in a number of
places besides MyDocs and AppData. It can be registry or it could be some
place in user profile outside of the AppData and MyDocs. A general solution
to make the whole environment shared between computers is to use roaming
profiles. You can also use a combination of roaming profiles and folder
redirection, which will bring you best of both worlds - versatility of
redirected folders and smaller size of roaming profiles.
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