Redirecting My documents not working properly

Posted on 2005-04-26
Last Modified: 2010-04-10
We have 6 branches i added to the default domain policy the my documents folder redirect ?
i set to apply over slow link detection
i set the gp to update every 90minutes.
i set the slow link detection to 0 so everything is considered fast.
i have the gpo not enforced.

problems :

1. it takes some users upto 30 minutes to login in the morning and im starting to get the complaints.
2. i would say 10% of the users my docs are not being redirected even if i go onto their machines do a gupudate /force
    and secedit for win2k machines.  what could be wrong with this ?

3. IF i delete the folder redirect from the default domain policy (which is set to leave files in current location) wil the redirect be removed and put back to their local machines ? and if i readd it to each ou for each branch will it reapply it ?
Question by:mndthegap1
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    Ok, enforce the GPO, make sure that the client's DNS point directly back to the main DNS server (as only DNS entry on the clients) not to the router/ISP DNS.   It also sounds like you have the clients caching all the "My Documents" files per user.  

    Here's a MS FAQ on the subject.

    Just need to disable client cache on the client machines.

    Author Comment

    i have them syncing offline if thats what you mean?
    stupid question but how do i disable client cache on the machines is that in local security policy ?

    Author Comment

    you mean disable DNS client side cache ?

    should i add this to the registry :

    Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
    2. Locate the MaxCacheEntryTtlLimit value under the following registry key:
    3. On the Edit menu, click Modify. Type 1, and then click OK.
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    didnt work, still taking some pcs up to 30-40 minutes to log on.


    Author Comment

    please close the following question
    we put a dc in each of the branches created new sites for each subnet
    logged the users locally to the server in their branch.
    have gp doing folder redirection to that server located in the branch and everything
    then replicate the files each night to server in home office for back up.

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