For several different reasons we have some workstations that will be disconnected from the network from time to time. However, while they're disconnected we'd still like them to have a policy in place. The "Cache User Configuration" checkbox works great and allows the user policy to be stored win the local user profile.

HOWEVER, the probably that we're running into is folder redirection. We're using our group policies to redirect users "My Documents", "Favorites", "Desktop", etc to their network private space. However, that last one is where the problem comes in. Obviously when the user's disconnected suddenly their Desktop folder doesn't exists. They get an error message from NAL and obviously get no desktop icons.

The ideal solution would be to have the policy redirect when the user is connected, but when disconnected to leave the desktop folder set to its default location C:\Documents and Settings\"username"\Desktop.

Any ideas?


Walter Keener
Network Administrator
Allendale Public Schools
Allendale, Michigan