Restricting My Documents subfolders from being redirected

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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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    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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    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

    "dsuraci" <dsuraci.1q7rl3@no-mx.msusenet.com> wrote in message
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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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