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Folder Redirection fails, My Document not accessible

Posted on 2009-07-06
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I had to  reinstall my SBS 2003 premium box. It serves as DNS, DHCP, Exchange etc. I have partition C and E.
I restored the users redirected folders and all shared folders to partition E. I redirected clients document to a shared folder (USERS). But I copied the former users documents to this folder hoping that after configuring redirection, users will get their stuffs back in my document.The Shared folders are mapped to the clients PC. They can access shared folders and all other network resources. But I can not access my document. it displays the following error:
"The network folder, \\servername\Users\username\My Document, That contains My Documents is not available"
Please, I need an urgent help on this.

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Question by:bizdata
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by:Ste206
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Simple question but have you checked the share is valid and has the correct security access allocated to it?

Ste.
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by:ibexsystems
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As ste206 said check the security on the folder.
Make sure that you give the user full access to his folder and click the advanced button and tick the replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects check box and click ok .

To check this has worked by trying to access this folder from the pc that will be having the redirect \\servername\Users\username\My Documents.

And you should have full access to the folder..
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by:bizdata
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users can view the contents of this Share folder, and Admin account sync is OK. Below are the settings.
Share name: USERS
Permissions: Adm -Fulll Control
                     Domain Adm- Full Control
                     Domain Users-Full Control
                     Folder Operators-Full Control
                     Everyone-Read

Security:    Domain Adm- Full Control
                  Domain Users- Read &Execute, List folder Contents, Read
                  Folder Operators- full Control
                  System- Full Control
                  Everyone- Full Control (Folders only)
                  Administrator-Full Control
                  Creator owner- full control (sub folders & files)
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should be fine ....

and you have clicked the advanced button and tick the replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects check box and click ok (please see ticked permissions.jpg)

are there any errors in event viewer? on the PC and server to do with this?
ticked-permissions.jpg
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bizdata earned 0 total points
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I got the problem. The bkf files inherit  permissions from the drives from which i restored the files. I restored the files again using advanced option and unchecked preserve permission in the back up utility. after the restore, everythings works fine

Thanks for your support
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