GPO folder redirection

Folder redirection allows for redirecting certain user folders, for example My Documents, to a location on a file server. Files in the redirected folder are then available to the user no matter what computer they log onto.

To redirect users folders, in GMPC go to User configuration/Policies/Windows Settings/Folder Redirection.  Right click on the required folder, like Document, and select properties


In the properties box, we can redirect to a number of location. The main one being, creating a folder for each user under the root path.

We also have an advance setting where we can specify different locations based on user group.

The settings tab allow us to specify extra setting like grant user exclusive right and move contents.

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