Folder Redirection is not configured

Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

Problem   Folder Redirection is not configured.

Features affected   Folder Redirection does not work.

Resolution   To resolve this issue, you must manually create the RedirectedFolders shared folder.


You must be a domain administrator to complete this procedure.

To create the RedirectedFolders shared folder

  1. Open the Windows SBS Console.

  2. On the navigation bar, click Shared Folders and Web Sites, and then click Shared Folders.


    If then RedirectedFolders shared folder exists, then you need to either move the contents of this shared folder or rename it.

  3. In the task pane, click Add a new shared folder. The Provision a Shared Folder Wizard appears.

  4. On the Shared Folder Location page, click Browse, navigate to C:/Users/, and then do the following:

    1. If the FolderRedirections folder exists in the Users folder, click the FolderRedirections folder, and then click Next.

    2. If the FolderRedirections folder does not exist in the Users folder, create the FolderRedirections folder, and then click Next.

  5. On the NTFS Permissions page, do the following:

    1. Click Yes, change the NTFS permissions, and then click Edit Permissions.

    2. In the Permission for Shares window, click Advanced, and then set the following permissions:

      • For SYSTEM and Administrators, click Edit, and then select Full Control.

      • For Users, click Edit, and then select only Traverse Folder/Execute File, List folder /Read Data, Read Attributes, Read Extended Attributes, and Read Permissions.

  6. On the Share Protocols page, select SMB, and then, in the Share name text box, type RedirectedFolders.

  7. On the SMB Permissions page, select Users and groups have custom share permissions, and then click Permissions. Add Everyone, and then assign Full Control permissions to this group.

  8. On the Quota Policy page, click Next.

  9. On the Full Screen Policy page, click Next.

  10. On the DFS Namespace Publishing page, click Next.

  11. On the DFS Namespace Publishing page, click Next.

  12. On the Review Settings and Create Share page, verify the settings, and then click Create.

  13. Warning

    Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on the computer

    Next, modify the settings for the SharedRootName and SharedRootPath registry keys. Click Start, in the Search box type Regedit, in the Quick launch panel right-click Regedit, and then click Run as administrator.

  14. Navigate to HKLM/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/SmallBusinessServer/Storage, set the value of SharedRootName to RedirectedFolders, and then set the value of SharedRootPath to the full path of the shared folder (for example, C:\Users\FolderRedirections).


Follow-up Task   After you create the RedirectedFolders shared folder, you must set the Folder Redirection Group Policy setting. For instructions about how to do this, see The Folder Redirection Group Policy setting cannot be configured.