GPO Settings - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-17-2006, 09:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 53
Default GPO Settings

Hi
I have put policies in place on the network preventing users from seeing the C drive. I have re-directed everyones Home Folder to a different drive and folder (which is working) However I have found the following problem.

I have noticed that when users open Windows Explorer they receive a Restrictions box with the following message “This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact you system administrator”.
Once you click the Ok button Windows Explorer opens.

I know that when it is opening it is still trying to view the C:\Documents & Settings\username\my documents
I've seen that If i right click my documents and re-direct it then the problem is solved.
Is there any other setting that I can change instead of asking each user to change the setting in thier machine?

Thanks
Hermann
__________________

hrowinski is offline  
Old 07-17-2006, 11:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
It's all just 1s and 0s
 
office politics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: in the lab
Posts: 6,555
Send a message via MSN to office politics
Default

what os is running on your clients?

if xp, folder redirection should be available to be applied via GPO. I'm not sure if 2000 would allow this.

User Configuration\Windows Settings\Folder Redirection


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/232692/en-us

looks like 2000 allows this
__________________

office politics is offline  
Old 07-17-2006, 11:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 53
Default

I'm running a mixture of 2000 & XP.
I'm sure I've set the re-direction up correctly.
hrowinski is offline  
Old 07-17-2006, 11:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
It's all just 1s and 0s
 
office politics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: in the lab
Posts: 6,555
Send a message via MSN to office politics
Default

so you setup folder redirection setup for my docs and its not being applied?

but c: restriction is?

are they the same GPO?
office politics is offline  
Old 07-17-2006, 12:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 53
Default

I set the re-direction in AD by selecting a user and changing the path for thier home folder.
I then restricted the C drive. opening my computer causes no errors.
Windows Explorer causes that message because its still trying to access the C drive.
I looked in the GPO options, & I dont see an option to change what Windows Explorer first looks at when opened.
I think I'll send an email asking all users to make the change themselves
hrowinski is offline  
Old 07-17-2006, 12:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
It's all just 1s and 0s
 
office politics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: in the lab
Posts: 6,555
Send a message via MSN to office politics
Default

i think i would try setting a folder redirection via GPO for my docs. Then run gpupdate on the clients or have them reboot.

of course an email might suffice too but what about new machines? change documentation?
__________________

office politics is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.