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Let me go over our current Group Policy Setup on win serv 2003.

User Configuration - Windows Settings  - Folder Redirection - My Documents:
Target Setting: Advanced - Specify locations for various user groups
Security Group Membership: DOMAIN\tempGroup
Path: \\someServer\EmployeeData\TechnicalData
Grant the user exclusive rights to My Documents: "unchecked"
Move the contents of My Documents to the new location "checked"
Policy Removal: "Leave the folder in the new location when policy is removed."

Computer Configuration - Administrative Templates - Network - Offline Files:

Allow or Disallow use of the Offline Files feature: "Enabled"
Prohibit user configuration of Offline Files: "Enabled"
Synchronize all offline files when logging on: "Disabled"
Synchronize all offline files before logging off: "Enabled"
Synchronize offline files before suspend: "Not Configured"
Default cache size: "Not Configured"
Action on server disconnect: "Enabled"
Non-default server disconnect actions: "Enabled"
Remove 'Make Available Offline': "Not Configured"
Prevent use of Offline Files Folder: "Enabled"
Files not cached: "Not configured"
Administratively assigned offline files: "Not Configured"
Turn off reminder balloons: "Not Configured"
Reminder balloon frequency: "Not Configured"
Initial reminder balloon lifetime: "Not Configured"
Reminder balloon lifetime: "Not Configured"Event logging level
At logoff, delete local copy of user's offline files: "Disabled"
Event logging level: "Not Configured"
Subfolders always available offline: "Enabled"
Encrypt the Offline Files cache: "Not Configured"
Prohibit 'Make Available Offline' for these file and folders: "Not Configured"
Configure Slow link speed: "Not Configured"

User Configuration - Administrative Templates - Network - Offline Files:

Prohibit user configuration of Offline Files: "Enabled"
Synchronize all offline files when logging on: "Disabled"
Synchronize all offline files before logging off: "Enabled"
Synchronize offline files before suspend: "Not Configured"
Action on server disconnect: "Enabled"
Non-default server disconnect actions: "Enabled"
Remove 'Make Available Offline': "Not Configured"
Prevent use of Offline Files Folder: "Enabled"
Administratively assigned offline files: "Not Configured"
Turn off reminder balloons: "Not Configured"
Reminder balloon frequency: "Not Configured"
Initial reminder balloon lifetime: "Not Configured"
Reminder balloon lifetime: "Not Configured"
Event logging level: "Not Configured"
Prohibit 'Make Available Offline' for these file and folders: "Not Configured"
Do not automatically make redirected folders available offline: "Disabled"

Okay so thats the jist of our current set up of folder redirection via gp.

We were wondering if having the same settings configured under User Configuration and Computer Configuration would cause any conflicts. Also if someone could just have a general look over the configuration and let us know if there arn't any issues that come to mind with the set up above.

Now running this on windows xp has caused no problems, but running it on my vista business machine has caused it to blue screen of death, I thought it may be unassociated but then following it I tired running it on a second vista machine in the office, just after the initial sync it crashed and gave me a blue screen of death error. I have on both occassion been unable to get the error code associated in the BSOD and unfortuantly event viewer on client side and server side is not showing anything. If you have any experience with similar issues please share you comments would be greatful.

Thanks in advanced everyone.

Edit: Also after the BSOD on my vista machine it required me to repair the registry using the windows installation cd's.
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Have you started with using either just User OR Computer configuration in your current GPO?  I have found for best results you should only use either User or Computer configuration per GPO.  
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Thats what I was wondering will narow it down to just use computer configuration. And let you know thought it might be worth mentioning that I am use group policy management console without any updates on the console on window server 2003 not sure how much something like that would affect it. I also know pre sp1 vista had issues with folder redirection and I can confirm i am using vista sp1...
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Any luck?
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We are now only using one configuration and it seems to be working fine for us, no issues thus far thanks for your comments.
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