Redirected Documents folder name changed from UserName to Documents

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    If you redirect the Documents folder to a Network share, the folder name unexpectedly changes to Documents. 


    This behaviour is by design of Microsoft.
    To utilise Environment Manager Policy actions to workaround this issue using the following steps:
    1. Create the Folder Redirection as normal
    2. Create a child action (Delete File) to remove the desktop.ini

    Once this file has been deleted you should see the folder named correctly.


    As per

    "When you redirect the Documents folder on a Windows Vista-based or Windows 7-based computer to a network share, the folder name unexpectedly changes back to Documents. You expect the folder name to be the user name.

    This behavior may create many Documents folders on the network share. If you try to rename one Documents folder, all the other Documents folders change to that name."