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Stopping Folder Redirection [message #382561] Tue, 02 February 2010 09:47 Go to next message
tkutil  is currently offline tkutil
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I had been testing Folder Redirection with a GP on my own user and now I want
to stop the redirection, but cannot. I have deleted the GP I was using, but
My Documents and Deskop still disappear when I disconnect from the network.
How do I get my account back to normal?
Re: Stopping Folder Redirection [message #382585 is a reply to message #382561] Tue, 02 February 2010 10:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
aceman  is currently offline aceman  United States
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"tkutil" <tkutil@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6AB2BDA8-9F82-4A7B-AA7A-7DC8641BF40F@microsoft.com...
>I had been testing Folder Redirection with a GP on my own user and now I
>want
> to stop the redirection, but cannot. I have deleted the GP I was using,
> but
> My Documents and Deskop still disappear when I disconnect from the
> network.
> How do I get my account back to normal?

You can't just delete it. You have to reverse it first so it puts the data
back onto the client side, then disable the GPO. I wouldn't simply just
delete it.

Please read my blog on Folder Redirection. I hope you find it useful.

Folder Redirection
http://msmvps.com/blogs/acefekay/archive/2009/09/08/folder-r edirection.aspx


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Re: Stopping Folder Redirection [message #382616 is a reply to message #382561] Tue, 02 February 2010 10:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
florian  is currently offline florian  Germany
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Howdie!

tkutil schrieb:
> I had been testing Folder Redirection with a GP on my own user and now I want
> to stop the redirection, but cannot. I have deleted the GP I was using, but
> My Documents and Deskop still disappear when I disconnect from the network.
> How do I get my account back to normal?

I agree with Ace here. Just deleting the policy won't help you much.
Your goal is to redirect the folder to its origin place or somewhere else.

Cheers,
Florian
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blog: http://www.frickelsoft.net/blog.
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Re: Stopping Folder Redirection [message #382941 is a reply to message #382561] Tue, 02 February 2010 16:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Phillip Windell  is currently offline Phillip Windell  United States
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To add to the other guys comments,...when creating the GPO there is a radio
button to set that tells it to revert back to the Default Location when the
policy is no longer in effect. If you don't enable that you will leave
yourself "hanging" when you get rid of the policy.

I also *unlink* the policies instead of deleting them,...only delete them
when you know absolutely for sure that it is safe to do so and that you
won't need them again later.

Lastly,...don't touch the 2 Default Policies,...leave them be,...always
create a new policy for what you want to do. I also like to create new
policies based on a loose "catagorization" (or classes) of settings. Then
you can link or unlink differnt classes of settings to and from machines
without effecting all the GPO settings on the Domain.

(note to Ace,...got any ideas to my question titled "ADMT Question? I
haven't gotten any response on it)


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"tkutil" <tkutil@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6AB2BDA8-9F82-4A7B-AA7A-7DC8641BF40F@microsoft.com...
>I had been testing Folder Redirection with a GP on my own user and now I
>want
> to stop the redirection, but cannot. I have deleted the GP I was using,
> but
> My Documents and Deskop still disappear when I disconnect from the
> network.
> How do I get my account back to normal?
RE: Stopping Folder Redirection [message #384117 is a reply to message #382561] Thu, 04 February 2010 07:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tkutil  is currently offline tkutil
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Thank you for the information. I was not aware of the setting to set the
location back to the local user profile.

"tkutil" wrote:

> I had been testing Folder Redirection with a GP on my own user and now I want
> to stop the redirection, but cannot. I have deleted the GP I was using, but
> My Documents and Deskop still disappear when I disconnect from the network.
> How do I get my account back to normal?
Re: Stopping Folder Redirection [message #384190 is a reply to message #384117] Thu, 04 February 2010 08:32 Go to previous message
aceman  is currently offline aceman  United States
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"tkutil" <tkutil@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:008B70BD-E9BF-471D-9D22-CAD7EE1D6A06@microsoft.com...
> Thank you for the information. I was not aware of the setting to set the
> location back to the local user profile.



You are welcome.

Ace
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