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    Server 2008: Where are the users' files stored?

    It's not immediately clear to me where user files are being stored. I know that users have profiles that are logging into the server, and the users are all nicely found in active directory. And I know there are different ways to configure where and how users documents are kept. But where can I look to see how this is configured for a particular server? Thanks for reading!

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    Users may not be storing files on the server - the default AD set up keeps everything local.
    You can map a home drive for the user via an AD profile or in a login script, but you would usually use group policy to re-direct the user's home drive to the server.
    To check where the user's My Documents are located, open Windows Explorer, right click on My Documents and select Properties.

    cheers, Paul

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    Thanks I'll check it out! Is that the preferred way of doing things?

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    There isn't really a preferred way, but from a backup / data integrity perspective you should always re-direct the user's My Documents to the server - assuming the server is robust, has a UPS and is backed up automatically every day.

    cheers, Paul

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