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    Hi,

    I've just had to move an old AD server out and install a new one to my home network. I had folder redirection set up where the PCs would synchronise to \\server1\profiles.

    Obviously, now, the network name doesn't exist. I've created the new policy on the new server and the clients synchronise to the new location.

    However, they still try to synchronise to the old server location (and fail each time). I've run a gpupdate /force on each client but this doesn't remove the old policy.


    I'm sure I'm missing something very trivial here, but I only have very minimal experience in AD so I'd appreciate it if you could help me out on this one.



    Thanks.

  • #2
    Re: Folder Redirection Policy

    This would be better posted in the GPO forum, I've flagged this post for a mod to move it.

    Until then... we had the same issue when we moved users My Documents to a new server. It worked for most people, but when it went wrong it was a pain to fix. We tried the following things, all of which seemed to work:

    • reboot the machine without the network cable, then reboot it with the network cable connected
    • remove the local copy of the user's profile from the machine
    • disjoin and rejoin computer to the domain
    • reboot the domain controller

    Have you run the Group Policy Best Practice Analyser?
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    • #3
      Re: Folder Redirection Policy

      There is a policy setting under folder redirection that specifies what to do when the policy is changed. It may be set to move files to new location. Try changing that setting. I dont have a console in front of me otherwise i'd give you more detail but try that.
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      • #4
        Re: Folder Redirection Policy

        In the policy deselect the two options

        1. Grant the user exclusive rights to the folder name
        2. Move the contents of My Documents to the new location

        Then do gpupdate/force on the client.

        restart, and it will pick up the new path.

        On the server where the profiles are u'll have to go in to the properties of the profiles and take out the authenticated users/full control and then give the profile owner (test1) full control instead.

        another way is to delete the local profile from c:\documents and settings\
        rebooted and it picked up the new policy.
        Last edited by uk_network; 7th November 2008, 21:27.
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        • #5
          Re: Folder Redirection Policy

          Originally posted by uk_network View Post
          it will pick up the new path
          It should, but that didn't fix it for us.

          Basically, whatever you do, make sure you have a contingency plan for it the planned changes fail.
          Gareth Howells

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