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Folder Redirection - No Luck So Far

Posted on 2004-09-11
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I'm setting up a Windows 2003 Server.  I have been trying to get folder redirection to work.  It hasn't worked at all so far.  I have configured the domain GPO to redirect My Documents to \\servername\share\ for all users, but nothing happens.  I tried running gpresult to see where the problem might be, and this is the only relevant information I get out of it:

Applied Group Policy Objects
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    Default Domain Policy


Folder Redirection
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    N/A



Where'd my Folder Redirection settings go?  : (  Some of the other User Configuration settings are definitely showing up and working correctly, but not this one.

I've messed around with the share permissions with no success.  The only thing I can think of now is that there may be some sort of networking issue?  I am trying to eliminate NBT, so maybe there is some reason this feature does not work with DNS instead?

UGh. Argh!

help
-- Miqro
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I re-enabled NBT out of curiosity.  Doing so had no effect on the symptoms : (  Is it possible there is some really obvious button that I'm not clickin?
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Here is a step by step for folder redirection implementation with a GPO ...
http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2004/08/24/folder_redirect.html, review and make sure you haven't missed anything ... this is a pretty straight forward process ...
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bnettles, thanks for the link.  Actually just a couple minutes ago I had some success using gpupdate /force  and it may be working already.  I'll accept your answer anyway since maybe it worked telepathically!  : D
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Yeah, sometimes you just need to wait for replication to complete ... or force it if you can :)
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It was still a bit flaky at first, but running smoothly now.  Thanks again for the hand-holding.
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