Local "My Documents" on Server

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trev.h

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I have a server with a backup process.
I have a number of windows 2000 and xp home machines.
I want the users My Documents folders to be mirrored on the server.
Offline Folders will not work for this as you have to make the remote folder available locally and can't "alias" that to My Documents. Shame, because with Unix/Linux I could create a symbolic link to the server and then everyones My Documents would be backed up daily.

Anyone got any suggestions? A batch DOS copy to a mapped network folder at shutdown sounds too 1980s to even think about! ... Why did I just thing of it?!

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Create a shared folder on the server, and create however many folders you need for user's documents, right click my documents on each user's machine, choose properties, move, and choose one of the folders you created as the location for that user's My Documents. Roaming profiles work, but cause some overhead on the server.
 

trev.h

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Excellent, just what I wanted.

One last question, any idea how to achieve this very thing with mobile users using XP Home and allow them access to the folders when offline, XP Home does not allow offline folders so some other other solution is needed.

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Are you wanting to do this without removeable media? Can you explain a little more?
 
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