Why is folder redirection slow?

It is normal to see the delay in processing folder redirection policy for the first time. The reason for this delay is because, the option “move content…” is selected and it tries to copy the data over to the server. The amount of data within the folder is not the cause for the delay.

Is folder redirection a good idea?

Folder redirection remains a popular method of user data and profile management because it can improve the user experience by achieving two things: Faster logons – redirecting AppData out of the profile reduces the amount of data required to be copied locally at user logon.

What does applying folder redirection policy?

It is often used in an office network environment, to ensure that users do not store data locally, when a network device is the preferred storage location. Folder Redirection allows saving data regardless of storage location and separates user data from profile data decreasing the time required to log on.

How do I set up folder redirection?

Right-click a folder that you want to redirect (for example, Documents), and then select Properties. In the Properties dialog box, from the Setting box, select Basic – Redirect everyone’s folder to the same location.

Should you redirect AppData?

I typically recommend we redirect AppData. IF we see application performance issues, we can use a solution like Citrix Profile Management to allow certain folders to be copied to the local system. This way, we can get the best of both worlds: fast logon and application performance.

How will configure folder redirection?

  1. Open the Group Policy Manager.
  2. Create a new GPO or edit an existing one.
  3. Open User Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Folder Redirection.
  4. Right-click Documents and click Properties.
  5. Choose Basic – Redirect everyone’s folder to the same location.

How do I know if Directory redirection is working?

How to verify that folder redirection works

  1. In a session, navigate to a folder you directed, right-click the folder, and then select Properties.
  2. In the properties window, navigate to the Shortcut tab and then check the Target field. If the field displays a redirected path, folder redirection works.

What is the purpose of Folder Redirection?

Folder Redirection enables users and administrators to redirect the path of a known folder to a new location, manually or by using Group Policy. The new location can be a folder on the local computer or a directory on a file share.

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