Folder Redirection

I have setup some folder redirections and creating the GPO.

Now how can I link a user account to that GPO? I've been unable to find where to do this.

Thanks
George

And I might have a few more questions on the subject as we go along, hence the 500 points
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WeHeCommented:
you have to put the user into an OU of your AD.
then link this GPO to this OU.
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georgecooldudeAuthor Commented:
Does an OU affect the user in any way or is it just a way of visually keeping everything tidy?

I just need to clear up what an OU is.
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WeHeCommented:
an OU is an Organizational Unit.
it does affect users only, if you link a policy to it.
an OU is only a container which has some objects in it and you can set policies and permissions on it.
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georgecooldudeAuthor Commented:
Where can I add the GPO to my OU?

I cant find it.
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WeHeCommented:
right click the OU -> properties -> Group Policy.
or download the gpmc from microsoft and use it, it's much nicer as the policy managment in AD Users and Computers.
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georgecooldudeAuthor Commented:
ok, where can I create a new OU?

And i have the gpmc install but have forgotten how to run it from the command line? Whats the run prompt?
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WeHeCommented:
start -> programs -> administrative tools -> AD Users and Computers.
right click where you want to add your OU.
choose New -> Organizational Unit.
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georgecooldudeAuthor Commented:
Could you guide me through the process of creating a GPO Object for the My Docs folder and the Desktop to be stored on the server. I am getting permissions errors. I want the administrator and administrators group to have access to the folder.
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WeHeCommented:
download GPMC here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0A6D4C24-8CBD-4B35-9272-DD3CBFC81887&displaylang=en
install it, start it.
expand Forest -> expand Domains -> expand "yourdomain".
right click on "Group Policy Objects" -> New -> Give it a name.
right click the new GPO -> edit.
expand User Configuration -> expand Windows Settings -> expand Folder Redirection.
right click Desktop -> Properties -> choose your redirection and your target for this.
click OK.
right click My Documents -> Properties -> choose your redirection and your target for this.
click OK.
close the Group Policy Windows.
drag and drop the new created policy on the OU you want to link it on.
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georgecooldudeAuthor Commented:
ok, I followed that and made my GPO correctly. Permissions seem fine aswell.
Now I moved my user account into the new OU and it worked fine.
Then I moved another user account into the OU and it didnt appear to be using the folder redirection.

Maybe I missed something the second time around? Any ideas?

What adjustment if any should I have made to my new users?
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georgecooldudeAuthor Commented:
Also I logged on as the Domain Administrator on a client machine which was not a member of the folder redirection GPO and some files were created in the profile share? But I didnt set anything up for the administrator! :S
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WeHeCommented:
how many DC's do you have?
maybe you have to wait till replication is finished to see the user in the new ou.
did you put computer or user objects into the ou?
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georgecooldudeAuthor Commented:
I have 1 DC.
I put the user oject into the OU.
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georgecooldudeAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your input WeHe,

I have decided not to use roaming profiles now as I can only get it to work for 1 user.

As you were the only expert to answer I'll give you the points =)
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WeHeCommented:
thank you for the points.
one idea i got: there is a setting for synchronus/asynchronus login for xp clients in GPO.
maybe this is your problem, because the clients do not wait for policies when in asynchronus mode.
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georgecooldudeAuthor Commented:
Where can I find the synchronus/asynchronus option in the GPO? I had a look but couldnt see it. maybe you know which folders its in?
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WeHeCommented:
Edit your GPO and walk to:
Computer configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Logon -> "Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon"
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georgecooldudeAuthor Commented:
ok thanks, I will take alook at this.
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