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arakan94

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Folder Redirection to limit profile size
« on: July 23, 2019, 10:58:39 pm »
My users tend to store lot of things on Desktop and in User Shell folders (documents, etc.). For backup reasons, I have roaming profiles enabled so all these files are saved on server as well.

Problem is that these profiles often have size of several gigabytes and the log in and log out times are very long (minutes, sometimes even more than 10 minutes). I wanted to do Folder redirection of large folders to their home shares as per https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Configuring_Windows_Profile_Folder_Redirections. Sadly, this does not work well on my Windows 10 clients. Values in registry get changed to correct ones, but doesn't really work. Some folders (desktop and AppData) did get redirected, but clicking on Documents in Explorer still lead to old C:\Users\xx\Documents location.

Any experiences/tips on what to do about this? Feel free to offer different solution than Folder redirection. Thanks.