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    • Family user folders proliferation
      By jbruce · Posted
      I am struggling (conceptually and practically) with how to manage a proliferation of user folders (documents, music, pictures etc) in the new cloud-enabled multi client world.  I basically have a family of 5 (wife and 3 kids), a bunch of machines (desktop, 2 laptops, Alienware Alpha console pc – all Win10), as well as devices like a windows phone, surface and Xbox One.  I also have a server with the usual folder shares on.  I want the wife and kids to be able to use the machines/devices and OneDrive etc, but would like to be able to have a sync’d central store of data for backup etc as well as keeping some control/monitoring over the (still at primary school) kids data. I definitely want everyone to have their own MS Account - good for OneDrive and the current/future ecosystem of devices (Xbox, Skype, Band, Hololens etc etc), and use the Microsoft Account Family member functionality. But would like all users to use the folder shares on the server and have ‘c:\my folders’ disabled from all machines unless it is a laptop in which case folders need to be available offline.  Think a WS2012e folder redirect policy would be at user level and would not know whether the machine is a laptop or not.  A W10 Server could work but would basically need to re-point the location of all 5 user accounts ‘My folders’, on all Win10 machines, to the server d:\, except those of portable machines which would need some kind of sync. Then there is the issue of OneDrive local folder syncs.  I love the principle of these, but would like a copy of whatever is in them (for all 5 users) to end up on the server at some point.  I could move the location of them on all non-portable machines to the server (be it WS2012e or W10) for all users, but would then hit issues for laptops (or changes made directly to files in OneDrive via Office web apps say) – it would basically need the user to subsequently login a desktop for it to the sync to the OneDrive location stored on the server. Anyway – this is a touch rambling and am beginning to think a full exploration of this area could be a book in its own right.  But wondered if any other family households are finding this becoming more of an issue to manage .....  
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      Sorry for my late reply, caught a cold and was offline the last days. The log you sent to support indicates a missing WSE dll. I recommend to reinstall WSE 2012 R2 Connector from Microsoft:
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      Sorry for my late reply, caught a cold and was offline the last days. Yes, please try the registry fix.
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      Got it. Now I can figure things out from here. 
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      I think what's happening is you're trying to backup more than 3TB of data to a 3TB drive. Unless you've done something fancy and combined the disks, WHS only backs up to one disk at a time (or at least thats how I understand it). Adding multiple drives for backup is primarily to enable disk swapping for rotating off site backups.
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