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Configuring Policy Removal Options

In the following scenarios, a Folder Redirection policy can move out of scope for a specific user:

  • The Folder Redirection GPO becomes unlinked from the OU to which it was previously linked.
  • The Folder Redirection GPO is deleted.
  • The user's account is moved to a different OU and the Folder Redirection GPO is not linked to that OU.
  • The user becomes a member of a security group to which security filtering has been applied to prevent the Folder Redirection GPO from applying to the group.

In any of these scenarios, the configured policy removal option determines the behavior of the Folder Redirection policy. The two policy removal options for Folder Redirection policies are as follows:

  • Leave The Folder In New Location When Policy Is Removed This is the default option and leaves the redirected folder in its present state when the policy goes out of scope. For example, if a GPO redirects the Documents folder to \\DOCSRV\DOCS \user_name\Documents and this GPO goes out of scope for the users to which it applies, the users' Documents folders will remain on the file server and will not be returned to the users' local profiles on their computers.
  • Redirect The Folder Back To The Local UserProfile Location When Policy Is Removed Choosing this option causes the redirected folder to be returned to the user's local profile when the GPO goes out of scope.
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In this tutorial:

  1. Managing Users and User Data
  2. Understanding User Profiles in Windows 7
  3. Types of User Profiles
  4. User Profile Namespace
  5. User Profile Namespace in Windows XP
  6. User Profile Namespace in Windows Vista and Windows 7
  7. Application Compatibility Issue
  8. Disabling Known Folders
  9. Windows 7 Understanding Libraries
  10. Working with Libraries
  11. Including Indexed Folders in a Library
  12. Adding Nonindexed Remote Locations to a Library
  13. Creating Additional Libraries
  14. Managing Libraries
  15. Implementing Corporate Roaming
  16. Understanding Roaming User Profiles and Folder Redirection
  17. Understanding Roaming User Profiles in Earlier Versions of Windows
  18. Understanding Folder Redirection in Earlier Versions of Windows
  19. Enhancements to Roaming User Profiles and Folder Redirection Previously Introduced in Windows Vista
  20. Additional Enhancements to Roaming User Profiles and Folder Redirection Introduced in Windows 7
  21. Improved First Logon Performance With Folder Redirection
  22. Implementing Folder Redirection
  23. Configuring the Redirection Method
  24. Configuring Target Folder Location
  25. Configuring Redirection Options
  26. Configuring Policy Removal Options
  27. Folder Redirection and Sync Center
  28. Considerations for Mixed Environments
  29. Additional Group Policy Settings for Folder Redirection
  30. Troubleshooting Folder Redirection
  31. Implementing Roaming User Profiles
  32. Creating a Default Network Profile
  33. Configuring a User Account to Use a Roaming Profile
  34. Implementing Mandatory Profiles
  35. Implementing Super-Mandatory Profiles
  36. Managing User Profiles Using Group Policy
  37. Working with Offline Files
  38. Enhancements to Offline Files Introduced Previously in Windows Vista
  39. Additional Enhancements to Offline Files Introduced in Windows 7
  40. Understanding Offline File Sync
  41. Modes of Operation in Offline Files
  42. Managing Offline Files
  43. Managing Offline Files Using Windows Explorer
  44. Managing Offline Files Using the Offline Files Control Panel
  45. Managing Offline Files Using Sync Center
  46. Configuring Offline Files on the Server
  47. Managing Offline Files Using Group Policy
  48. Offline Files Policy Settings Introduced in Windows Vista
  49. Additional Offline Files Policy Settings for Windows 7