How to change the chrome, firefox or ie default downloads folder. You use a group policy object gpo to configure the folder redirection policy to redirect a document folder to a share folder. Feb 14, 2014 folder redirection without ad or group policy posted in general discussion. You can set up folder redirection in windows systems by using group policy objects. When disabled, all file redirection is prevented, regardless of the state of the individual file redirection settings such as client floppy drives and client network drives. Typically user profiles and settings are stored in local profile. Tech support scams are an industrywide issue where scammers trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. Logging into a separate 2012 r2 member server to test event log says gp was successfully applied, but some folders. Windows 10 tip change downloads folder location in. Russell smith once users have an uptodate client, a new tab appears in settings. Configuring folder redirection through group policy medium.
Edit the administrator override rules for the multisession os machines through group policy rules. This article shows you how simply you can redirect folder in windows server with group policy. Mar 10, 2014 this test worked but i didnt find any parameters in domain gpo to setup the local redirection and not the windows folder redirection to a file server. When a folder is redirected, all data is stored directly on the network share during the user session. Folder redirection in windows 10 users files section. Interestingly enough, if i use the dir command, windows shows the redirected folder as being of type rather than being type as it normally would be. Microsoft windows server 2008 r2 folder redirection via group policy. Group policy 2008 my documents folder redirect server fault. As a part of this i need to redirect their documents folder to what is. I tried to move it back but i get the message cant redirect a parent into a. In the windows server 2012 r2 environment, redirecting users files to a common storage area is sometimes the most practical path of action. And i do not recommend you to play around with the permissions here. Hello all, ive setup folder redirection via gpo for a test user on my domain and im having problems with the offline files side of things. Apply folder redirection in windows with group policy objects.
This policy setting allows you to prevent data loss when you change the target location for folder redirection, and the new and old targets. Redirect favorites and cookies folder using a group policy. Microsoft windows server 2008 r2 folder redirection via. If you would rather save them to a different location, you can easily change the chrome download folder location. Open server manager on a computer with group policy management installed. How to configure roaming profiles and folder redirection. Create a folder for each user under the root path with this option, you enter the path to a folder, and group policy creates a subfolder for each user, and redirects the appropriate folder there. Configuring folder redirection through group policy. Unable to redirect the downloads folder to a network share. Provides an example of how to redirect the my documents folder to a specified path. How to redirect user shell folders to a specified path by.
None of those that floated to the top looked even remotely useful. After removing the profile and logging back in, the folder redirection works. Through more testing, i found that a newly imaged windows 10 computer would redirect my folders properly. Now lets take a look at how to set up folder redirection for a user so that the files stored in their personal folders e. That is why its good to redirect cookies to the users home folder, because it stops lots of files from being copied every time. Jul 06, 2017 3 in the new gpo dialog box, in the name text box, type folder redirection, and then click ok. Folder redirection enables you to redirect paths of folders outside of the windows user profile to reduce the size of the profile.
Add the url content redirection adm template in active. I want to use group policy to redirect my users my documents folders to their network user folders. Upon user login, files move back over to local computer as it is set by redirection removal policy, script runs onedrive install and admin templates in. Gpo federal credit union is a memberowned federally insured, memberowned financial institution in central new york. Lists some user shell folders that can be redirected by using corresponding registry entries. In part 4 of this series, ill discuss configuring folder redirection and the available configuration options in group policy. What happens if you use group policy preferences to create. Enable folder redirection and chose what folders to redirect deploying folder redirection. Folder redirection and offline files microsoft community. The gpo works great, i use my test account to login to a.
I have modified the value of hkcu\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\user shell folders \recent to \\server\share in an. Microsoft instructor and sybex author william panek will show you how to setup folder redirection using a. I am attempting to redirect the recent user shell folder. To enable windows folder redirection with offline files we need to do three steps. User profiles and user folders redirection using gpo chuong k. Jan 21, 2016 user settings and user files are typically stored in the local user profile, under the users folder. The files in local user profiles can be accessed only from the current computer, which makes it. We know that microsofts latest os windows 10 comes with a new web browser microsoft edge which was previously known as project spartan. The folder redirection is the way to keep a profile folders to a network location or other location in the local computer. This exposes the configuration ui for the specified folder.
Name it something descriptive so you know what it is in future folder redirection removal. Deployhappiness configuring folder redirection part 2. Redirecting the downloads folder using gpo spiceworks. Removing desktop, documents, downloads, music, pictures. It is not limited to my documents, it can also be used to redirect pictures, movies, videos, desktop, start menu, favorites, downloads, etc at the centralized location. The default download location on our windows systems works well enough most of the time without a problem, but what if you want or need to change the location at the system level. When the user logs in, i see the folder created on the target share where it should. How to configure folder redirection via group policy. Generic usb redirection and client drive considerations. The group policy management console is included on the installation media. Dec 04, 2017 how to redirect user documents folder to server. Feb 25, 2016 configuring folder redirection through group policy.
Server 2012 r2 folder redirection group policy is configured to save the user content at the centralized location. I currently have a gpo setup to redirect the download folder of users within my test ou. Im looking to do folder redirection using group policy but only when the user is logged on to a certain subset of computers. Hello, i am trying to redirect the downloads folder for all students. We will make a change in the policy removal behaviour.
To use generic usb redirection rather than optimized support, you can either. When i choose the gp setting that says redirect to the users home directory, it changes all of my users folder names to my documents on my server. Another small yet really annoying issue that ive come across but cannot find a solution online. In part 1 of this series, ill introduce folder redirection and show where to find it in the group policy management console. Click the chrome menu button three horizontal bars in the upperright corner of the chrome window and select settings from the dropdown. By default, chrome downloads files to the downloads folder in your user account. Browsers on windows 10 and other versions of windows set your download location to the downloads folder on your local drive. In the last part of this series, ill discuss things that ive learned in implementing folder redirection and things youll need to consider before you implement. Docs folder to allow redirection to sync it to their home folder. I decided to remove my profile from a computer that i had already logged onto and folder redirection was not working.
Is it possible to redirect the folders desktop my documents download on a local drive d. Use group policy to permit users to redirect and play. Redirecting recent my recent documents techrepublic. Mar 12, 2010 as part of my group policy rewrite im attempting to make use of folder redirection which lets you specify where common important windows folders reside on the network. My documents is a system object, if you will, and windows is not going to substitute your documents folder for the my documents system object. Jun 15, 2012 this time i will make a change in folder redirection group policy setting. But, when logging in to the computer locally off the domain nothing has been saved offline i think that offline files is set up correctly and so the desktop and documents folders are blank.
The issue i have is i need to redirect the downloads directory to a network share as i do not want users downloading to their local docs or downloads directory on c. Interesting bug in grouppolicy folder redirection results in lost. Redirect to the following location this option allows you to redirect a folder to a specific folder, which is the same for all users. Create and link a new group policy object to the new ou. The most common use of this is to locate folders such as my documents on a network share so that it can be centrally backed up. Current using a test account and on their gpo during half term but it does not. Rightclick the domain or ou in which you want to setup folder redirection, then select create a gpo in this domain, and link it here. Windows 2012 r2 folder redirection step by step scom god. Gpo cant be used to redirect an actual file system folder on a disk.
Windows 7 thread, gpo redirecting downloads in technical. When folder redirection is implemented folder redirection module in profileunity for windows 10, and users files setting is enabled on the desktop desktop icon settings. With our dfs namespace created, it is time create our folder redirection structure and configure our group policy object. Folder redirection of a custom folder via gp ars technica. Edit the group policy, drill down to user configuration windows settings folder redirection and right click properties on each folder you want to reset. The downloads folder is one of the biggest culprits for causing slow profiles on our network.
Im attempting to automate our user configuration which we do locally per user which is why i am doing it through a batch file. Normally when you first log on, windows makes a few folders under your user document folder for things such as music, favourites1, downloads etc. You can use these settings to redirect folders that must be highly available. Deleting the folder redirection group policy object part 4. How to configured roaming profiles for a user using group policy. Just as stated above, i accidentally moved my downloads folder which was in c. The first thing you want to do is to use server manager to access the group policy management console in. There are two options available in policy removal 1. In a single gpo one can either configure the folder to redirect to a specified location for all users to which the gpo applies, or one can configure the folder to redirect to a specified location based upon group membership. You can use the gpmc to redirect the following folders. Issue with redirected folders over vpn folder redirection works fine when connected to the local domain. I tried to move it back but i get the message cant redirect a parent into a child.
Gpo federal credit union provides members electronic access to their funds 24. Step by step how to configure folder redirection in windows. Folder redirection enables you to redirect the location of specific folders within user profiles to a new location, such as a shared network location. In group policy i have successfully managed to redirect the music folder, videos folder etc.
On a standalone machine these are usually stored under your user profile folder. Gpo federal credit union a memberowned credit union. Sep 08, 2009 you can setup a folder redirection gpo testing it to a test ou and a test user account that already has a roaming profile. When enabled, users can save files to all their client drives. How to force the removal of folder redirection from specific. However, say i have something in chrome that i save which automatically goes to the download folder. Folder redirection in group policy allows a systems administrator to redirect certain folders from a users profile to a file server. Folder redirection policy fails after you redirect a.
Aug 27, 2015 how to configure folder redirection gpo in windows server 2012 r2. Once folder redirection is in place, you can copy the data into the my. How to stop folder redirection in windows server 2003 and in. Folder redirection for unusual paths group policy the. If you need to download a newer version of the onedrive client, check out microsofts website here. The following guide will show you how to configure a few policies using group policy objects gpo to. Jul 02, 2003 if youd like to redirect folders like my documents through local windows group policies, you undoubtedly know that you cant do it. Conversant group removing desktop, documents, downloads, music, pictures, and videos folders from navigation pane. You use the gpo to configure the folder redirection policy to redirect the document folder to a different sub folder in the same share folder.
Apr 19, 2018 this article discusses how to enable the allow audio redirection group policy setting in windows server 2003 so that users who connect to the server in a windows terminal services session by using remote desktop connection can configure how they want to play audio output. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a microsoft agent or microsoft employee and that the phone number is an official microsoft global customer service number. With folder redirection group policy settings, you can redirect user profile folders to a network share. Combining a users redirected folders and roaming profile path to the one spot on. To create a group policy object gpo for the domain that automatically redirects profile folders to users home folder. The folder type has changed to indicate that a junction is in use. Im looking for a way to redirect this to be within the users home directory which isnt synced to the server like the profile data is on logon. User profiles and user folders redirection using gpo. Describes how to redirect user shell folders by using profile maker. Go to user configuration policies windows settings folder redirection. In previous posts, we have discussed about group policies and also learned how to deploy various types of policies like disabling usb drive, software restriction policy etc. Because the user profile can contain sensitive information, you should redirect the folder to a secured area that only the profile owner can access, such as the users home folder. Accidentally moved downloads folder to my main drive. However, before you try to stop folder redirection, you must first enable the redirect the folder back to the local userprofile location when policy is removed group policy setting.
What youre trying to do is to have windows use a folder named documents for the my documents folder, which isnt possible. But unlike roaming profile, where you could take the ownership of the folder and can view the data, in case of folder redirection it is not so easy. Just downloaded and given reader x a try with folder redirectionroaming. Hello so check this out i am looking into start doing folder redirection and users desktop but my home system does not have ad nor i have virtual machines running but i am wondering is i can do something so all my data will come across my home network and not local pc can someone advise thanks. How to setup server 2012 folder redirection group policy. Customizing file open default location, favorites, and. In this article this topic presents conceptual information about folder redirection and procedures using the gpmc.
Prevent users from redirecting their windows known folders to their. Add the url content redirection adm template in active directory. We serve more than 30,000 members in oneida, herkimer and madison counties. Configuring windows profile folder redirections sambawiki. Folder redirection group policy not creating folders.
It would help user in accessing their content from any computer within the domain. From the tools menu, select group policy management. Before you can manage onedrive using group policy, youll need to. Jul 28, 2011 like roaming profiles, you as an administrator do not have permissions on the user folders.
Enable onedrive for business known folder migration petri. After you have successfully deployed a folder redirection group policy object gpo in your site, you may want to stop folder redirection for one or more users. Setting it as a recommended policy means that its just a default value that can be overridden by the user in the settings. Apr 14, 2015 when properly configured, folder redirection manages itself and untethers the user from their computer. Rightclick the domain or ou in which you want to setup folder redirection, then select create a gpo. Deploy folder redirection with offline filesdeploy folder. Learn how gpos can accomplish this task in basic redirected folders. Using folder redirection in group policy microsoft docs. Open group policy management and create a new group policy object or edit an existing one. Because of that, youll need to either create a new group policy object gpo or edit an existing gpo that is linked to an ou for your users. In this exercise we will explain how to deploy windows folder redirection with offline files on isilon cluster.
Step by step how to configure folder redirection in. For more information, the citrix workspace app for windows user help article, display your devices in the desktop viewer. Microsoft windows server 2008 r2 folder redirection via group. Enable folder redirection through local group policy. Enable onedrive known folder migration image credit. Jan 12, 2009 redirect favorites and cookies folder using a group policy. Users can explicitly redirect devices that are not automatically redirected by selecting the devices from the usb device list.
I want the foldername in the gpo to match the folder name on the server. Redirect the folder back to the user profile location when policy is removed. Aug 22, 2007 to configure an item, rightclick and select properties. Redirecting downloads folder the downloads folder is one of the biggest culprits for causing slow profiles on our network. Edge browser comes with a new rendering engine to support modern html websites and to provide better compatibility and performance. I was probably unclear when i said favorites, because its the favorites for windows explorer file dialog, not the iew7 favorites, which i am assuming is completely separate, but wouldnt be suprised if it isnt. Windows 10 tip change downloads folder location in microsoft edge browser. The first thing you want to do is to use server manager to access the group policy management console in an account that has permission to. Deploy windows folder redirection with offline files on. When %appdata% is redirected to a unc path by gpo, adobe reader will not. You can add the policy settings in the url content redirection adm file, urlredirectionenus. Leave the folder in the new location when policy is removed 2. Only the desktop folder moved and synced with onedrive. Either name the folder redirectedfolders or change the gpo to the path with the name of the folder redirect.654 1195 1307 782 1233 315 1144 446 8 1495 345 294 1433 358 869 1430 653 440 1486 708 1043 1245 1242 1254 807 1317 649 329 1254 1356 366 449 330 351