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    aja44 Guest

    Using Folder Redirection for My Documents

    Hello,

    I am running a Windows Server 2003 AD and configured a Basic Redirection GPO
    at the domain level pointing to the users home directory. I have found that
    my users have saved music and pictures in My Music and My Pictures which is
    part of My Documents on my XP machines. I would like to continue to use
    Folder Redirection but not include My Music and My Pictures and leave that
    data on their local PC's. I do not need to eat up the storage space on my
    file server as well as tape during backup. Is there a way to not include
    specific files from within My Documents using a GPO?

    Thanks

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    mtstream Guest

    RE: Using Folder Redirection for My Documents

    My Pictures can be directed elsewhere through the GPO provided for
    redirecting My Documents - you'll have to create a new GPO as this setting is
    only available when you first create it - afterwards it's greyed out.

    My Music is not included - it came about after GP was set for XP (it is
    available for Vista). Currently the only option I'm aware of is to create a
    custom ADM to change the registry setting for it's location. I've had mixed
    success with this and suspect the problems are related to the docs having
    been previously redirected.

    You can prevent the saving of file types to a folder - prevent *.mp3 from
    being saved to the home directories folder. It won't get rid of the current
    but will prevent new. A less extreme measure would be to set a limit on the
    user's home directory and instruct them to remove mp3 files when they hit it.

    "aja44" wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > I am running a Windows Server 2003 AD and configured a Basic Redirection GPO
    > at the domain level pointing to the users home directory. I have found that
    > my users have saved music and pictures in My Music and My Pictures which is
    > part of My Documents on my XP machines. I would like to continue to use
    > Folder Redirection but not include My Music and My Pictures and leave that
    > data on their local PC's. I do not need to eat up the storage space on my
    > file server as well as tape during backup. Is there a way to not include
    > specific files from within My Documents using a GPO?
    >
    > Thanks


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