Using a NAS for Folder Redirection

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 27 March 2013 / Last Updated on 27 March 2013]

Some tips on redirecting Documents and other knownfolders on Windows 7 computers to a network-attached storage (NAS) device.

If you want to redirect the Documents folder and other knownfolders on Windows 7 computers to a network-attached storage (NAS) device, you should first ensure that:

The NAS device supports Oplock

Share permissions are configured so that Everyone has Change permission

You've applied the following two hotfixes to your Windows 7 computers:

Mitch Tulloch is an eight-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization.  For more information see http://www.mtit.com

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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