Roaming Profiles, failed folder Desktop redirection.

Posted on 2008-11-14
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Users on the network occassionally experiencing failure to logon or logoff. I have checked the event logs which shows persistent errors in regard to the Folder redirection.

Each user is set up with a roaming profile allowing them to use any machine on the network & get there desktop screen including files.

There is a folder setup on the server specifically setup for clients desktop items & files. set up as a share. Note on the share: Caching is set to: Only the files and programs that users specify will be available offline.

The event logs show three main errors as below:

The COM+ Event System failed to create an instance of the subscriber partition:{41E90F3E-56C1-4633-81C3-6E8BAC8BDD70}!new:{6295DF2D-35EE-11D1-8707-00C04FD93327}.  CoGetObject returned HRESULT 8000401A.

Failed to perform redirection of folder Desktop. The full source path was <C:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop>. The full destination path was <\\servername\desktops$\username>. At least one of the shares on which these paths lie is currently offline.

The Group Policy client-side extension Folder Redirection failed to execute. Please look for any errors reported earlier by that extension.



Question by:rutlandict
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi James,

    Firstly you need to enable userenv logging to know what is going on while trying to login:
    It can be set using:

    Also, Open Active Directory Users and Computers
    Enable Advanced View by View>Advanced
    Select the Properties of the User Account
    Select the Security Tab
    Locate NT Authority\Self
    Check the box for Read Permissions

    2) Disable GPO with incorrect settings(drive:\<share>\%USERNAME%)
    Enable GPO with correct Folder redirection settings(\\<domain>\<usershare>\%USERNAME%)

    2nd option should surely work but check the other resolutions as well

    Please let me know, thanks

    Author Comment

    Thanks for your comment i am trying this now!
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