Common Folder Redirection ConfigurationRedirecting Common Folders

 

The Common Folder Redirection Configuration helps to change the location of the All User Shell folders that are shared by all the users. The All User Shell folders which contains common Start Menu, Programs Group, Startup Group, Desktop, and application data shared by all the users. For the redirection of the user-specific folders in the computer, refer to the Redirecting User-Specific Folders topic.

Step 1: Name the Configuration

Provide a name and description for the Common Folder Redirection Configuration.

Step 2: Define Configuration

Select the values for the following fields that require change in settings. For each of the fields in the following table, click the Browse button next to the corresponding field to launch Network Browser window. Select the folder location and click OK button.  If this field is left blank, the corresponding folder settings is left unchanged.

The following table provides a brief description about the common folders that can be redirected using Desktop Central.

Field

Description

Common Start Menu*

Contains the shortcuts that appear in the start menu that are common for all the users of the computer.

Common Programs Group*

Contains the shortcuts that appear in the Programs group of the start menu that are common for all the users of the computer.

Common Startup Group*

Contains the shortcuts that appear in Start --> Programs --> Startup menu. This specifies the applications that should be started during the startup of the system.

Common Desktop*

Contains the shortcuts and files that appear in the desktop that are common for all the users of the computer.

Common Application Data*

Contains the application data that are shared by all the users (C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data).

* - Click the icon to select and assign a dynamic variable to this parameter.

Step 3: Define Target

Using  the Defining Targets procedure, define the targets for deploying the Common Folder Redirection Configuration.

Step 4: Deploy Configuration

Click the Deploy button to deploy the defined Common Folder Redirection Configuration in the defined targets. The configuration will take effect during the next user logon.

To save the configuration as draft, click Save as Draft.

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See also : Managing Configurations and Collections, Viewing Configuration Reports, Defining Targets, Redirecting User-Specific Folders
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