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Shortcut to Network shares on Desktop

I have recently added group policies to redirect a user's desktop and application data to point to shares on the server (for backup purposes).

I ran intot he following problem:
Ownership of these folders changed so that the System Administrator no longer has ownership of these folders. In fact the is no owner for these. I had to "Take ownership" back to view the files in these folders.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
since you've done that what is the problem?

did you need to have an actual account authenticate on the server?  If so, on the local machine, create another user with administration, and use that account to login to server

OR

login as Administrator on the domain (if you haven't already done that, it will give you full access to the local machine)
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi ronfast,

the ownership was actually lost?!  nice, i havent seen that before and i have been doing a lot of work with folder redirection.... did the ownership dissapear as soon as they hit the server? if so, check the parent permissions on the folder that you are syncing too
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ronfastAuthor Commented:
As each client reboots the desktop and application data folders are redirected to the approrpiate share on teh server. During the redirection process the ownership for that folder is completely gone so basically there is no owner. So what i'v done is to regain ownership, to the Domain Admin account. I then had to add the permissions of that user to the account again. When I got in this morning everyone had lost all of their shortcuts on their desktop and quicklaunch toolbar. I checked the shortcuts on their desktop on the server and they are valid but the shortcuts that they see on their client computers are not valid. I'm totally lost. I figured redirecting folders via GPO was a straight forward thing to do.AHHHHHHHH! Please help. A couple of weeks ago i redirected everyone's "My Documents" directory and that one worked just fine.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
review the policy...recreate if you need to.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
yes! it is a simple thing to do and usually works very well, i would agree to recreating it, maybe just on a test OU and seeing if the same problem applies, as i said, i have never seen this happen!
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
cool. thank you!
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