User Documents Redirection
Posted on 2009-12-22
Windows 7 pro client (brand new machine from Dell, straight out the box)
Server 2003 functional domain level
Server 2003 PDC
redirected Documents ( \\server2\home\%USERNAME%\documents to H:\ ) by GPO
i have a problem with a certain user profile. a user is being ported over to Windows 7 machines, meaning that the new user profile is created (ie username.V2) when the user logs onto the W7 machine.
i log onto the W7 machine creating the user profile on the share and the local machine.
the H:\ drive is connected as expected and if you go:
My Computer -> H:\
you can see the server share redirect working.
now if you go
Start -> Documents
where it should show my documents, the library doesn't include the server share and only C:\Users\username\documents
i have tried adding the share to the library and this does work, but this is a messy work around, and if i download something the default directory is the local path (C:\users\username\documents)
i have looked at the registry keys for the paths that it should use, and have changed them to the server share but still they do not appear, even though they are clearly defined in the registry keys. (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders)
i have deleted the server and client copy of the profile, basically starting from scratch again. (thats changed a bit from XP)
still didnt work.
i have proved that it is a problem with the user account by logging another user onto the machine, giving me the desired outcome.
i have logged the problem user onto another W7 machine and it still has the same problem, although that would have been taking the .DAT from the server share (already created by logging onto machine)
i have had no W7 training, although i am an MCSA2003 so i can answer intricate questions to help diagnose this!
any help greeted!