Folder Redirection and Offline Files GPO Questions

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Hoping to get some detailed assistance here. I need to implement both folder redirection and offline files GPO's for all of local users in my corporate office. I have both desktop and laptop users. Their files need to be redirected up to their respective "personal" folder or their Z: on the file server. I also need to implement Offline files for my laptop users *only* so when they are out of the office, they will have their files available locally. My main issue is that with my current OU structure, I have corporate office and remote users intermixed in the same OU's. I do have corp office laptops and remote laptops separated.

Can anyone describe for me in detail what they have implemented in their environment that is similar to this that works effectively. I am thinking of using a single redirection GPO for all users and filtering based on security to exclude the remote users.

I was going to make a Corporate Office Users group and add just those users in that group and apply the security filtering there. With the Offline files, i was thinking to apply it at the Laptops OU as it will only effect the local users laptops.

BTW, all desktops/laptops are Windows XP Sp3 and the DC is a 2003 R2 server.

Here is another post that is somewhat similar and is very detailed that I have been using to muddly through my setup.

http://www.minasi.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=24127

If you want to email or PM me directly you can feel free.

Thanks in advance

Dave

ASKED: December 7, 2009  6:11 PM
UPDATED: August 22, 2013  7:29 PM

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This is a very critical to implement this on production environment. So my suggestion is first implement thing to any test environment then slowly and gradually plan for production.

You can redirect user data to any of the map drive through motioning the path into their home folder and through GPO. Also below mention are the links which will help you for setting offline files:

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    Are you looking for Roaming profiles or just redirecting the My Documents folder?
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