Updating at t roaming
Once feature that was introduced in new version of Active Directory Users and Computer in Windows Server 2003 was the ability to update user attributes with multiple users in one action (see image below).
This made the whole process of configuring the users profile patch much easier especially when dealing with many users accounts.
Read Me First: If you are using Folder Redirection with Windows 7 in your organisation then I would definitely recommend that you check my other blog post about a pretty nasty Folder redirection bug and how to fix it at Disappearing Folder Redirection Issues with Windows 7Update: I have new blog post that describes the new “Primary Computer” feature in Windows 8 for folder redirection at How to configure a “Primary Computer” (a.k.a.
ms DS-Primary Computer property) in Windows 8 I also talk about this feature in a Tech Net Edge video at Edge Show 55 Roaming Profiles and Folder redirection is what allows a user to logon onto any computer in an organisations and have all their personal files and setting apply to that computer as it was the last time they used a computer.
However in ever since Windows Vista there is now a group policy setting you can apply to computers that configured the roaming profile path for anyone who logs onto that computer called “Set roaming profile path for all users logging onto this computer”.
This can be then be deployed using the Group Policy Preferences Registry Extension that is targeted to the Windows 8.1 Computers.
This is a real show stopper as I think it is really bad for administrator accounts should not be encumbered with “crud” in their profile when logging onto a computer.
Therefore I recommend the per user roaming profile configuration method, which is made much easier to do with the multiple user attribute update option you get with the newer version of Active Directory Users and Computers.
Documents, Music & Videos) are stored on the file server and not on the local computer.
By default all folders that are redirected are automatically made available offline which is done so that users can still access their personal files if they are disconnected from the file server.