Here is great step-by-step instructions on creation of Home, roaming profiles, and redirected folders.
I need to review this and see what impact it would have if these locations are over the WAN. I’d also like the redirected ‘My Documents’ to be the same place as the home drive. Then I need to setup offline folders for the home drive.
Periodically we’re asked "what is the best way to auto-create home, roaming profile, and folder redirection folders instead of Administrators creating and configuring the NTFS permissions manually?" The techniques in this post requires you to use the environment variable %USERNAME% in the user’s home folder attribute when you create the users account.
Ask the Directory Services Team : Automatic creation of user folders for home, roaming profile and redirected folders.