Folder Redirection does not work when a user's profile already exists
Posted on 2009-07-16
I am having a problem with regards to folder redirection using Server 2008 on XP 64bit machines.
I am using a server share 'MyDocsRedir' to store the redirected folders. This shared folder has the following share and security permissions for the group 'Everyone'
Share - Contributor
Security - all but full control
I am trying to implement folder redirection without offline capability. I have everything configured in the GPO and have tested successfully using a test user account. However, If a user has logged on to a given computer prior to the GPO being implemented, folder redirection does not work. By this, I mean, there is a folder created on the MyDocsRedir folder for the user with a My Documents folder inside, however no files are copied over (existing or new). However, if a user logs on to a given machine for the first time after the GPO is applied, everything works well. A folder on the share is created with the My Documents folder inside, and all new files/folders created by the user are immediately saved on the share.
I believe it is related to the profile because, when a user's profile is removed from a computer, and this user logs back in to the computer creating the re-creating the profile on the computer, everything works.
Does anyone have any idea why this would be? Or have any idea on how to fix this without removing a user's profile to have it recreated?