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My issue relates to the redirection of users My Doc's folder to a network share.

I know this is a well documented problem, however I have been unable to resolve it even after reading many posts on this topic.  I have checked the NTFS and share security permissions and all appears to be correct (according to previous posts on this issue).  That said, when I simply redirect the users My Doc's folder to the default shared folder in the SBS my docs redirect wizard - all works perfectly.  So, I know it must be something to do with the permissions on the network share I am trying to redirect to, but I just can't seem to find what's causing the problem.

The exact error event viewer (on a client machine) is displaying is as below:  

Failed to perform redirection of folder My Documents. The files for the redirected folder could not be moved to the new location. The folder is configured to be redirected to <\\Hisc-ne-pdc\My_Docs_Network\%USERNAME%\My Documents>.  Files were being moved from <\\hisc-ne-pdc\users\amoran\my documents> to <\\Hisc-ne-pdc\My_Docs_Network\amoran\My Documents>. The following error occurred while copying <\\hisc-ne-pdc\users\amoran\my documents\desktop.ini> to <\\Hisc-ne-pdc\My_Docs_Network\amoran\My Documents\desktop.ini>:
Access is denied.

Please help!
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Rather than relying on previous posts regarding the correct permissions, please refer to the "More Information" button in the Client Document Redirection Wizard as is directed within that wizard where it states, "This option requires additional security settings.  For details, click More Information."

If they are still set correctly, then I would suggest that rather than going from one share to the new one, that you instead select "Do not redirect My Documents folders" to move everything back to the workstations... and then redirect again to the location of your choice.  It may be a problem in creating the actual folders in the new location when you already have them established elsewhere.

(An alternative to this would be to move the share by following the instructions in the http://sbsurl.com/movedata document, and then running the wizard to redirect all future shares to the correct location).

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Thanks for the reply Jeff,

Prior to you post, I tried rebooting the server and then all the client machines - which appears to have resolved the problem.  That said, though the folder redirection is now working (and i have checked this) the same error message is being generated in the client event logs as before.  On that point, I see that the error states that access is denied to 'desktop.ini' - what's the relevance of this file?

Thanks.
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That file basically renames the folder from "Judy's Documents" to "My Documents".  You can safely delete it and it should recreate itself.

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