R – Sync My Documents folder, using Active Directory


I'm trying to set up a backup feature for the users in a Active Directory Domain.

The wish is for the clients "my docuemnts" folder to sync to a folder on the file server.

Is this doable using Active Directory only, or do one need any third party applications?

If its doable, what steps is needed to set this up, on the server, and clients?

Thank you in advance

Best Solution

The feature you are looking for is call "Folder Redirection". It managed through Group Policy. Search for "folder redirection" on Microsoft TechNet or Google, and you will find tons of information on how to do this.

You do not need any third-party applications, and you need at minimum one Windows Server installation and one Windows Client (XP, Vista, 7) installation.