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roaming profile not using folder redirection

Posted on 2004-09-13
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can anyone explain, why, when i create a test user with a roaming profile, the folder re-direction works, yet when i move a user into the ou from a higher ou and turn that into a roaming profile the folder redirection doesn't work.
i thought it may be bringing some rubbish from the original profile, but i cleaned it up by deleting everything copying the test users nt.dat file into the new users file and let it create all the files it needs and copy the contents of the original my documents folder.  All to no avail it didn't make any difference.
anyone who knows about profiles and active directory please help
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What errors are you getting in the event log?

I found one error once where I could not get redirect to work with roaming profiles I had to delete the files from:

C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\File Deployment\

then it worked perfectly...

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by:Neil_2004
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think i have sorted the problem .... well sort of.
its a very curious one and i came across it by accident and am still not 100% sure why it should work.
in the network path for the My Documents folder I gave it the fully qualified path (unc) but i put a "$" at the end to signify the share this didn't work but if i removed the "$" and sent the path through a shared folder the it worked.... still trying to figure out why.   Thanx for the comment, any more suggestions/comments/observations/findings would be welcome
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If the share has a $ at the end of it it will be a hidden share, and you must address it as \\server\share$ - you can't ever browse to it.

Did you have an unhidden share, that you accidentally put the $ after in the policy?

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