Folder redirection not working when moving user to new OU

Posted on 2007-09-28
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I have a GPO on a Windows Server 2003 for folder redirection. I'm redirecting My DOcuments folder to a share on a server. We have several sites with the same kind of configuration. The problem I have is when one user move from one site to another I move the server to the new OU but the settings on the local computer doesn't seem to refresh the new policies. I've done gpupdate but nothing. How can I properly have folder redirection work in cases where people is move from one OU to another with different path for the redirection?

Question by:menendeza
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    Im a little unclear.

    You move the user or a server?

    User will process there policies when they relogon
    Servers process some policies every x minutes, but some require reboot.

    If the user re-logs on then the new policy should take place... can you do an RSOP.msc?
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    Also... how long do you wait? It will take up to at least 15min for the changes to happen, maybe more depending on your replication topology.
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    "at least 15min" this isnt entirely true.. if you enable notification it could be quicker.

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    I move the user from one OU to another OU. Each OU points to different servers within the same domain. Just different locations. Yes, I wait way more than 15 minutes (hours) and nothing happens
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    What happens when you run gpresults?
    What happens if you log on to a different machine?
    I assume you checked to make sure AD replication is working fine?
    Does it ever start working? how long?

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