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jmwills

Damed auto correct.

 

Lose your internet connection and you lose your data. I'd keep it local and then sync the server to the cloud.

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True to a point - if you use the local sync option of OneDrive then you've got local access if you lose your internet connection.  That being said, I realize this becomes simply another option of several very valid ones...

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Thanks everyone for the pretty much unanimous feedback. :) Sounds like roaming profiles will cause me the same kind of grief as Mobile Accounts does on OSX server. It's too bad because on paper it seems like a really cool solution.

 

That said, folder redirection sounds like it might do most of what I want anyway and is a lot easier and more reliable. The next question then is, do I set it up using my WHS 2011 box or do I just use Skydrive? I don't keep a lot of stuff in my home folders so I probably wouldn't run into a size limitation if I chose to use Skydrive.

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jmwills

Create a new Library location and make that new location the server folder and the default save location.

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Create a new Library location and make that new location the server folder and the default save location.

 

So this brings me to another question:  It seems that there is a (subtle?) distinction between what you just described, which is taking advantage of Windows 7/8's "Library" concept and including a server folder into the "Documents" library - and actually changing the location of your local My Documents folder to some folder on the server.  The latter *I think* is the folder redirection that jem101 was referring to.  I just tried doing it both ways, and the first way (adding a folder to the Documents Library) certainly seems simpler.  Plus, it looks like folder redirection requires windows 7/8 professional because that allows offline folder sync.  

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