My Documents folder redirection problem

Posted on 2009-04-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
 Recently I've moved our users personal folder to a new server. The GPO applied on users OU is set to redirect My Documents to users home folder.
 The problem is that on some users the path is updated ... on some is not.

 I checked on registry under Shell folders ... they look the same on all users (the %USERPROFILE% variable is being used). I did force the update on the policy. I did replicate the Active Directories. The security permissions on the new server are the same as they were on the old server.

 Why on some of them My documents is pointing to \\newserver\username and on some of the to \\oldserver\username?

 Users are using WinXp .. the servers are Win2k3
Question by:itst
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    Expert Comment

    I would check under the user properties in active directory. Look under the profile tab and make sure they are not specifically defined in the profile path. You already ran gpupdate /force from the command prompt?

    Hope this helps. :)

    Author Comment

    In AD under profile TAB the home folder is pointed to \\newserver\accountName ... the policy should also force the redirection of My Documents folder to users home folder (according to AD).
    Mounting the home folder as a new drive each time they loggin works perfect.

    As I said the problem is My Documents ... on some of them My Documents is pointing to the new server, on others is still pointing to the old server.

    I gues it is a registry problem since the path to it it's saved there:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\Personal     ---> with the value %USERPROFILE%\My Documents


    Author Comment

    Seems like deleting the profile and recreating it ... fixes the problem.
    Although I would prefer an easier solution ... instead of recreating almost 100 profiles :)

    Accepted Solution

    deleting and recreating the profile fix it.

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