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How to migrate users from "Folder Redirection - UNC path" to a "mounted drive"

Product: ProfileUnity

Product Version: 5.7

Expires on: 365 days from publish date

Updated: March 28, 2014


Problem:

How to migrate users from "Folder Redirection - UNC path" to a "mounted drive"

Certain applications don't work correctly when redirecting to a UNC path.

 

Symptoms:

Applications (For example Report Builder or Jabber) will fail to install or keep saved user settings.

 

 

Possible Resolution(s):

 

Step 1) Create a Drive Mapping Rule

Edit Configuration go to Drive Mapping, click "Add Drive Mapping"

  • Process Action After Login: make sure it is unchecked.

Example:

Step 2) Create New Folder Redirection Rule for Application Data

Add second redirection rule for Application Data to your Folder Redirection section of ProfileUnity configuration

Go to "Folder Redirection" Click "Add Folder Redirection Rule"- Select blue "Advanced" tab

 

  • Sell Folder: Application Data
  • UNCHECK - "Only Redirect Local Shell Folders"
  • Redirect to Folder: This field should be pointing to your mapped drive. (In this case "X:" drive)
  • Existing Files: Copy to New Location

Click Save

 

Example:

 

Step 3) Create New Folder Redirection Rule for Local Application Data

Add second redirection rule for Local Application Data to your Folder Redirection section of ProfileUnity configuration

Go to "Folder Redirection" Click "Add Folder Redirection Rule"- Select blue "Advanced" tab

  • Sell Folder: Local Application Data
  • UNCHECK - "Only Redirect Local Shell Folders"
  • Redirect to Folder: This field should be pointing to your mapped drive. (In this case "X:" drive)
  • Existing Files: Copy to New Location

Click Save

 

Example:

Step 4) Verify location of the two Folder Redirection rules. 

The two newly created rules (Step 2 and Step 3) must be located on the bottom of Folder Redirection section.

Example:

BottomOfTheList.jpg

 

Note: Verify that the sort order is set to "By Sequence" This will represent true order of execution. 

Example:

Sort_by_sequence.jpg

Update the configuration by clicking "Update" in upper right corner. Update.jpg

Download new default.ini to netlogon\profileunity directory

During ProfileUnity logon Folder Redirection rules will execute top-down, (Sorted by Sequence) including original Folder Redirection Rule executing first redirecting to UNC path, then new folder redirection rule will run copying all contents to new location (mounted drive) and overwriting the shell folder redirection after its finish copying the files. (Please be patient while it may be a little longer logon)

Step 5) User's login and log off.

Step 6) After all users have mounted drive files created on the user shares cleanup the ProfileUnity Configuration following these 3 simple steps:

  1. Delete all Folder Redirection Rules pointing to UNC path
  2. Save and upload new ini to netlogon\profileunity directory
  3. Delete all Application Data and Local Application Data directories in each user's profile directory (free disk space)
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