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Problem with GPO Folder Redirection

Posted on 2009-03-31
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I have created a folder:
D:\Data\Users\
Shared that folder giving "Authenticated Users" contributor access and then changed the security to also include Full Control.

Then I created a GPO and linked it to the domainname.local
The GPO 'target' tab is as follows:
Setting: Basic - Redirect everyone's folder to the same location
Target folder location: Create a folder for eac user under the root path
Root Path: \\server1\Users

The example it says is:
For user Clair, this folder will be redirected to:
\\ server1\Users\Clair\My Documents

Then on my vista machine which is connected to the domain I do: gpupdate /force
That asks me if I want to log off, which I do.. Then I log back in, but the 'Documents' folder is still pointing to my local machine not the server. The event log error is as follows:

Failed to apply policy and redirect folder "Documents" to "\\server1\Users\user\My Documents".
 Redirection options=9211.
 The following error occurred: "Can not create folder "\\server1\Users\user\My Documents"".
 Error details: "Access is denied.
".

Log Name: Application
Source: Folder Redirection
Event ID: 502
Level: Error
User: DOMAINNAME\user
OpCode: Info

 FromFolder Documents
  ToFolder \\server1\Users\user\My Documents
  Options 9211
  Error Can not create folder "\\server1\Users\user\My Documents"
  ErrorDetails Access is denied.  
   05000780

Domain Controller is Windows SBS 2008 x64
Local machine is Vista Business x86

It appears to be a permission issue.. but what more do I need to give than Full Control permissions to Authenticated Users?
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by:johnb6767
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Did you also set the proper permissions on the Folder itself, and not just the Share Permissions?
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by:Peak-Support
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@johnb6767
If you mean right-click on folder -> properties -> security
Then yes.
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You need these permissions:

 \\server1\Users\

Domain Users: Read, Browse, Read Atts, Read Ext. Atts - This folder only
SYSTEM: Full, This folder, files and subfolders
CREATOR OWNER: Full, Subfolders and files

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by:Peak-Support
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@cubeeq
Check that, and it still is not working.

@all
One thing I forgot to mention is it creates the path \\server1\Users\user\My Documents folder but I still get the errors I listed in the 1st post and the documents are not located in the said folder.
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More information:

When you install SBS 2008 (which is my DC) you are required to specify the user. That user I've called 'admin' and when I log onto my Vista Business machine with that domain account, the redirection of the 'Documents' folder works fine.. but it doesn't work for any other user, even though 'user' was created in the role of Network Administrator.
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Solution:

The issue was that I was only making 'Authenticated Users' a Contributor in the share permissions. I changed that to 'Co-owner' and that resolved my issue.

Thanks to all for your input!
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