[Samba] Changes to Folder Redirection

Bob Wooden bob at donelsontrophy.com
Mon Feb 3 20:14:14 UTC 2020

I am having some issues that I believe might be related to folder 
redirection that has prompted me to review my folder redirection GPO 

On the "Configuring Windows Profile Folder Redirections" page of the 
Samba WIKI I find an 'information box' that says, /"//Windows does not 
support dynamically-generated user home folders provided by the Samba 
[homes] section. If you used this way to provide home folders, set up a 
group policy preference instead. See _Using a Group Policy 
Preference_.//"/ I take this info statement to mean that Windows does 
not create a new user folder and this is why we (admins) should create 
the new user folders manually on any member servers.

When I set my folder redirection up (years ago) I followed the first 
section "Using Group Policy Folder Redirection".

Because all my workstations are W10 should I change to use "Using a 
Group Policy Preference"?

Is this considered the "newer/better" way to redirect with W10 workstations?

And finally, when using "Using a Group Policy Preference" will Windows 
then create a new users home directory dynamically?


Bob Wooden

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