Windows/Cyber Security: Folder Redirection Policy

Created: 6/12/19

Updated: 8/12/21

Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/System/User Profiles

  • \\file-server\Roaming Profiles$\&username%

User Configuration/Policies/Windows Settings/Folder Redirection

  • \\file server\My Documents\%username%\Documents
  • \\file server\My Pictures\%username%\Pictures
  • \\file server\My Downloads\%username%\Downloads

Be sure to share out the folder on the file server and when you share the folder to add a $ at the end to make it administratively hidden.

Then assign the policy to authenticated users and do a “gpupdate /force” on all desktops and servers for it to take affect.