Roaming Profile vs Folder Redirection


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kev

Do any of you have any information that compares the bandwidth and resource
utilization of Roaming Profile vs Folder Redirection through the Group
Policy in the Active Directory? In my past experiences, the Roaming
Profile was too much of resource hog when the users starting to save huge
files to their desktop, which is very common. Are you guys applying
Roaming Profiles or applying the Folder Redirection through the Active
Directory? How about laptop users? Are you putting them on a different OU,
so they have no roaming or folder redirection? I am assuming sales people
will roam to other sites and the folder redirection might hang during the
boot. What is your experience so far with the enterprise roaming
management?
 
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Ace Fekay [MVP]

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kev said:
Do any of you have any information that compares the bandwidth and
resource utilization of Roaming Profile vs Folder Redirection through
the Group Policy in the Active Directory? In my past experiences,
the Roaming Profile was too much of resource hog when the users
starting to save huge files to their desktop, which is very common.
Are you guys applying Roaming Profiles or applying the Folder
Redirection through the Active Directory? How about laptop users? Are
you putting them on a different OU, so they have no roaming or folder
redirection? I am assuming sales people will roam to other sites and
the folder redirection might hang during the boot. What is your
experience so far with the enterprise roaming management?
I can say one thing, if you are using FOlder Redirection and remote clients
are involved, keep in mind GPOs by default will NOT apply most settings
other than security settings if the link is below 500k. It can be changed,
but why bother if the link is that slow, it will take forever for things to
come across. Best bet for remote users is Offline Folders.

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Regards,
Ace

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MVP Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
Microsoft Certified Trainer

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