Applying Windows 2008 Server GPO to Windows XP Pro

Posted on 2008-11-03
Last Modified: 2011-10-19
I have a Windows 2008 Server Domain Controller and am trying to apply My Documents redirection GPO to Windows XP Professional workstations running SP3.  The GPO just simply does not apply.  What am I doing wrong?
Question by:menreeq
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    by:Henrik Johansson
    In Vista/2008, the profile structure has been redesigned (v2) and isn't compatible with older v1-systems 2000/XP/2003.
    Open up the folder redirection GPO.
    In properties-dialog for the Documents redirection, click Settings-tab and tick the checkbox "Also apply redirection policy to Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 operating systems"

    Author Comment

    I don't see that option in the properties=dialog for the Documents redirection policy.  Could it be somewhere else?
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    by:Henrik Johansson
    If using GPMC in Vista/2008, you have the checkbox. Sounds like you created the GPO by using GPMC on a XP-machine.
    Is the GPO linked to OU containing the user objects?
    Anything in eventlog on client computers?


    Author Comment

    That's weird because I created the GPO from A to Z on a Windows 2008 Server.  

    The GPO is linked to an OU

    Only one event in the client PC:

    Event Type:      Warning
    Event Source:      Folder Redirection
    Event Category:      None
    Event ID:      301
    Date:            11/3/2008
    Time:            6:17:16 PM
    User:            GSGLA\gs_bok
    Computer:      LBMWS01
    Folder redirection policy application has been delayed until the next logon  because the group policy logon optimization is in effect.

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    Printscreen of GPO-dialog posted

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