Use of %USERNAME% through GPMC remotely

I've got a Win 2003 64-bit server but am running the GPMC remotly on my workstation (XP).  WHile logged into the workstation as myself, I am attempting to setup Folder Redirection through GPMC.  After setting 'redirect to following location', and setting the path to be '\\servername\path\%username%\documents', and press OK, there are no error messages.  But close GPMC and go back to the folder redirection and it has changed the folder redirection back to 'create a new folder', and '\\servername\path'\.

Any ideas why this %username% keeps breaking??  The folders DO exist, because if I take '\\servername\path\%username%\documents to the run command, a windows explorer opens up the currently logged on user's documents folder...
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tech_beastCommented:
We use a similar policy but share each users home directory as username$ (the dollar makes it a hidden share)

So the redirection path in the gpo looks like this \\servername\%username%$

It looks like it doesnt like the path you have set in the gpo, try the above for a single user and see if this sorts you out.

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tru504187211Author Commented:
tech_beast: Your test suggestion led me to the correct solution...MS already has this %username% built in by selecting 'basic - redirect all users to same directory' and after that, the bottom of that window basically says 'for clair, the redirection will be \\servername\share\clair\documents.  So THANK YOU!
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