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I have been trying to implement folder redirection across our domain but I have am having some issues. The location where the user profiles are stored is setup as a cluster for resilience purposes. So, basically the user profile is stored under two different locations should one of the locations start to have problems. If I look at the users profile path in Active Directory it comes up as the following - \\domain_name.com\userdata\OU_Name\User_profile

When I try and implement the folder redirection it does not work. I have done a RSoP and I am getting a message saying that the 'security descriptor structure is invalid'. I have done a little research into this and I believe that it points to a permissions problem.

Is there anyway of troubleshooting this further to get a more specific reason or to find out what permission is required??
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I'm not familiar with any additional issues that might be involved with clustering.  However, one of the major things that most people miss when using folder redirection is that, in most cases, the user has to be the owner of the folder as well as having Full Control NTFS permissions in order for redirection to work properly.  So, this would be one thing to check first to make sure the basics are covered.
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I have had a quick look at what you have suggested and I have made the necessary changes but it does not appear to have altered the problem.

Any other suggestions would be appreciated
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r u using DFS for the users folders...
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I have managed to solve the issue. The problem has been with the permissions, it seems that although it has been set that all settings defined at the parent level should propate down to all subcontainers it has not been doing this. I have since manually assinged permissions to all subcontainers which has resolved the issue.

Many thanks for your help :)
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