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Folder Redirection and new home drive location

jduawa
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We had an old file server in which i moved home drives to the new file server.  We were using a GPO for folder redirection of the my documents folder to the users home drive.  Now when a user logs on the my documents folder is still looking at the location of the old home drives instead of the location on the new server.  AD settings have been updated for each user to point to the new server.  Ideas?
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First thing to do is confirm the setting will indeed be applied to a given user on a given computer.  Use the "Resultant Set of Policies" feature to confirm this.
In this section:
Pick the user name and the computer name, then apply.
Then go through the settings and confirm the folder redirection settings is visible in the "resultant set".

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well i ran that and looked in the event viewer on that machine....I stopped sharing the home folder root on the old server and the error in the event viewer is that the old location does not exist...why would it be trying to redirect from the old location to the new and not just use the path for the new redirection?
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Unfortunately the only thing that worked for me was the recreation of user profiles. (Vista and XP)

Also I changed home driectories from \\servername\sharename\username to \\servername\sharename\username\Documents (a Vista thing).

Rob

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so if i put the original share back it seems ok, but how long do i need to keep this share up, this is not making any sense.

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It is something else, like outlook archive folders or who knows what else, problem is figuring out what that ELSE is.
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