Using Folder Redirection with Terminal Server

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Folder Redirection allows users and administrators to redirect the path of a folder to a new location. The new location can be a folder on the local computer or a directory on a network share. It is recommended that you redirect users’ My Documents folder to a private server share by using Folder Redirection. Users can then access their My Documents folders from either a Windows XP Professional client computer or Terminal Server session as if they were accessing their local drives. This is especially useful for roaming users who access the terminal server from different computers at different times.

For general information about Folder Redirection, see "Folder Redirection" in Help and Support Center for Windows Server 2003. To find this topic, click Index in Help and Support Center, type the keywords "Folder Redirection," and then select the topic "overview."

When setting Folder Redirection, make sure that the user has write access to the folder in which you create the new folder for that user. If the user does not have sufficient access to the shared folder, the folder redirection fails and defaults to a dedicated folder created on the server or desktop to which the user logs on.