Manage Work Folders with Configuration Manager 2012 R2

September 13, 2013 at 9:41 am in Uncategorized by nsienaert


Hi All,


You probably have seen already some information about Work Folders, one of the new BYOD features that are shipped with Windows Server 2012 R2.

So very short what are Work Folders? Work Folders is a new role for File Servers which offers you the possibility to sync your Business Folders along your different (personal) devices. So just to be clear, Work Folders is not a mechanism to share your data with colleagues, it’s a way to have your business data available on your different devices. (Windows 8.1, iOS, Android,…)

With Configuration Manager 2012 R2, which will be released soon, you will be able to control and configure these Work Folders.

Via Compliancy Settings you can push the configuration under the Mobile Devices Settings


You need to specify the URL to auto-discover Work Folders and decide if you want to enable auto-configuration.

By selecting this you prevent users not to use Work Folders and you avoid that they can manipulate the default local path which is %userprofile\Work Folders%



If you want to see Work Folders in action just register for the next TechNet LiveMeeting that I will present on What’s new in Windows 8.1.

Till next time!

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