Enable folder redirection and configure access
When you enable folder redirection the user’s folder will have exclusive user permissions. Other users cannot see the files. The user can update, add new, and delete files. When the user connects to the corporate network, the files are automatically synchronized with the redirected location.
If modifications are made on the file in both locations at the same time, an alert is issued, and the user is responsible for resolving the conflict; for example, keep the source, keep the destination, or keep both files).
If a user uploads a file through a mobile app directly to the share, the file is visible on the local computer in the Documents folder. Moreover, when the
Docsservice is configured with “User Private Shares” pointing to the redirected root folder—for example, C:\RedirectShare\— users can automatically use their own folders inside the mobile app from the “Home Directory” on their phone or tablet.
Users with their home folder defined in
Microsoft Active Directory, Folder Redirection works when the redirection path is the same as the user’s home folder in
Microsoft Active Directory.
- Create a root folder (for example, RedirectShare) for the redirect destination.
- In theGroup Policy Management Editor, select a specific folder (for example, Documents) and add one or more rules to determine which users and user groups can redirect the selected folder to the root folder.
- Set an environment variable%USERNAME%to the path [Root]\<username>\Documents\.