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    A Simple Guide to Setup Folder Redirection in SBS 2011

    First Task: Create a Shared Folder and Assign Permission using the Provision Shared Folder Wizard
    Double click on the Windows SBS Console on the desktop, click on Shared Folders and Website. On the Tasks pane Click on Add a new shared folder to start the Provision a Shared Folder Wizard.

    In the Provision a Shared Folder Wizard, in Shared Folder Location page click on Browse and find the location of the folder, click on Next to continue.

    In the NTFS Permission page, select Yes to change NTFS permissions. You may click on Add to select Users then grant them permission, click on OK when done, click on Next to continue.

    In the Share Protocols page, click on Next to continue.

    In the Quota Policy page, click on Next continue.

    In the File Screen Policy page, click on Next to continue.

    In the DFS Namespace Publishing page, click on Next to continue.

    In the Review Settings and Create Share page click next, Click on Create, click close and exit the Wizard.

    Second Task: Redirect Folders for user Accounts to the Server

    In the SBS Consoleís Tasks pane, locate the Userís Account, (in this Tutorial I have created a testuser2 Account) then on the right pane choose Redirect folders for user accounts to the server.

    In the Folder Redirection Properties, select Folder Names and place the check marks on the folders you want to be redirected to the Server, click on OK.

    In the Folder Redirection Properties, select User Accounts to verify that testuser2 box is checked, click on OK.

    Third Task: Apply Folder Redirection to Organization Unit (OU) in GPO

    In the Group Policy Management Editor, locate the OU and choose edit Group Policy; expand User Configuration, expand Policies, expand Windows Settings, expand Folder Redirection. Right click on the Folder that you want it redirected to, in this Tutorial weíll choose Document, under Setting choose Basic-Redirect everyoneís folder to the same location. In the Root Path, type the path, click on OK.

    Fourth Task: From the SBS Server Edit the Registry

    Click on Start, in the search programs and files box type Regedit, then press enter.
    Navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SmallBusinessServer\Storage, set the value of FRShareName to RedirectedFolders, and then set the value of FRRootPath to the full path of the shared folder (C:\Files-Backup).
    Close Regedit.

    Final Task:
    Log on and log off from the Userís computer where the folder redirection has been applied to for about 3 times and see if it works. Check the Server as well to see if the redirection folders have been successfully applied.

    Each of the redirection folder should be automatically configured and synchronized to the server and be available offline. From the Userís Computer Click on Tools, choose Synchronize and make sure that the Offline Files box is checked.

    This concludes the Folder Redirection Tutorial.
    Last edited by 2xg; 02-12-2013 at 03:43 AM.

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