troubleshooting Question

Some Users Files are not Copied Over when Redirecting My Documents

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csimmons1324Flag for United States of America asked on
Windows Server 2003
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I set up a group policy to redirect the My Documents folder for all Authenticated Users to our new file server.  For most users, everything worked flawlessly.  However, there are a handful of users where the redirection worked fine, but their files were not copied over to the new location.  These users have their folder created in the new location, with a subfolder called "My Documents" (for those users where everything worked fine, their subfolders are called %username%'s Documents) but nothing is copied over.  

If I remove the Group Policy, manually configure their machine to set their My Docs back to the original location and then reapply the group policy, it works as it should.  The users folder is automatically created on the new file server and all their docs are copied over.

Any ideas on what could have caused this?  Is there a way to fix these users without having to manually set their My Docs back to the old location and then reapply the group policy?


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