my docs redirection

Posted on 2007-08-02
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
people have their my docs redirected to a real old server.

i have installed a new server and changed the path in the policy to the new server. some pcs work and some do not. some are still sending their data to the old server even though the policy is changed on all OU's. why would this be
Question by:mikeleahy
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    Expert Comment

    Try running the command GPUpdate /enforce on the offending machine - this will enforce GPO to be applied to that machine.
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    check the offending machines ... people might have created shortcuts to the folders directly onthe server instead of going through My Documents ... this would bypass the redirection.

    Author Comment

    no they have no shortcuts. when you click into my documents the path changes to \\fileserver\etc  

    one of the pcs is new and i have just recently changed it and there was no such shortcut

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    Check your policies and see if the users that are still pointing to the old server are getting the new policy.  Maybe they are getting a different policy or no policy at all.
    Is there a different policy, a user level or something, that might be over-riding the one you are pushing?

    Author Comment

    they are still getting the old policy. when i go in to look at the policy there is a yellow triangle on it. why would this be??

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