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Restricting My Documents subfolders from being redirected

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Anonymous
June 6, 2005 2:16:59 PM

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I would like to restrict any subfolders under My Documents from being
redirected. We currently have this feature turned on, and the users'
My Documents folders(and all their subfolders line My Music, My
Pictures, etc) are being redirected to the users' home drives. I am
trying to limit the amount of non-business related files(media files,
pictures, etc) from also being redirected, and therefore filling up our
file server. I once found a Microsoft article on this, but can not seem
to find it again, now that I need it. Any help would be appreciated. -
Dave


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Anonymous
June 7, 2005 12:13:38 PM

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I understand the digital rights issue, and that is not the problem. The
users are not downloading music. I will not be in trouble for any
digital rights violation. Users bring in their own CDs, copy music to
their PCs(they think) for their own use whie they are working, leagally
allowed, and it is being redirected to the file server. I have no
authority to make policy to the company or to directly control the
users, nor do I have the time to manually go through the more than 3500
user home directories daily and do cleanup. We are in the process of
installing and testing a product that will not allow specific file
types to be stored on the file server.

The problem remains that what I need is a way to restrict ANY
subfolders under My Documents from being redirected to the file server.
I have seen a Microsoft article on this some time ago, but cannot find
it again. I am not trying to get into what should, or should not be
allowed to be redirected. That is immaterial. I am trying to find a
solution to the redirection of all the default directories under My
Documents to the same location as My Documents, just by virtue of the
fact that they are subfolders.

Users might bring in pictures of their families, eBooks they bought, or
other media files, and the desktop group, the ones responsible for the
content of the XP workstation image, has used group policies to perform
My Documents redirection for backup purposes. I have no problem with
that. I just want to stop the non-work related content from also being
redirected. I do not want to get into a discussion on policies,
personal opinions, or preferences.


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Anonymous
June 7, 2005 12:33:18 PM

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Not that it's a solution, but..
The users should not be allowed to download music (to fill the server) as
the business cannot be assured that the user has the correct license to
possess (play and store) the music files. You /could/ find yourself in hot
water with violating the Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 2000.

Anyone I find has an excessively large My Doc's folder, I check what's in
there, and if it's music files, the user loses them immediately.

Ken

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> I would like to restrict any subfolders under My Documents from being
> redirected. We currently have this feature turned on, and the users'
> My Documents folders(and all their subfolders line My Music, My
> Pictures, etc) are being redirected to the users' home drives. I am
> trying to limit the amount of non-business related files(media files,
> pictures, etc) from also being redirected, and therefore filling up our
> file server. I once found a Microsoft article on this, but can not seem
> to find it again, now that I need it. Any help would be appreciated. -
> Dave
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