Folder Redirection: Offline Folders per user via Group Policy ?

Folder Redirection: Offline Folders per user via Group Policy ?

Post by HJ » Fri, 30 Jul 2004 05:55:05


Hi all,

I set up Folder Redirection for Application Data, My Documents, etc. on
Small Business Server 2003. This works very well; the folders are being
redirected to \\servername\FolderRedirection\%username%.

Now I would like to set up offline folders for this.

In order to accomplish this I set up Group Policy with this setting: User
Configuration / Administrative Templates / Network / Offline Files /
Administratively assigned offline files. I enabled this setting and added a
folder called \\servername\FolderRedirection\%username%.

The result is that the redirected folders are indeed available offline for
the user, but that I also see *all* other users' redirected special folders
and files in the Offline Files window on a client computer.

How can I set up offline folders for these redirected folders per user, so
that the user only sees his/her own redirected folders in the Offline
Folders window?

The client computer uses Windows 2000, Service Pack 4. The server computer
runs Small Business Server 2003.

Thanks in advance,

HJ
 
 
 

Folder Redirection: Offline Folders per user via Group Policy ?

Post by Aleksandr » Fri, 30 Jul 2004 06:04:57

You need to go to your shares and in PROPERTIES of the share you're
redirecting the user files to set offline files to be Automatically
available offline.


Remove the GP for administratively assigned offline files.

This should help.
Alex

 
 
 

Folder Redirection: Offline Folders per user via Group Policy ?

Post by HJ » Fri, 30 Jul 2004 19:19:39

Hi Alex,

Thank you for replying. Your solution will work, but isn't it so that only
the files that the user uses are being made available offline?

I tried another solution: I stuck with the administratively assigned offline
files in my GPO and I changed the folder security settings (not the share
permissions) according to
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;EN-US;274443. This did the
trick.

It appeared that the Users group had List and Read permissions on the (user)
subfolders of my Folder Redirection folder on the server. That has now been
fixed. Therefor the user only sees his/her own offline (and online!)
redirected folders and files.

Thanks again,

HJ




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