Redirect My Documents back to local machine

Posted on 2009-12-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Windows XP machines running in an SBS2008 domain.  Current circumstances dictate that we turn off folder redirection and return the My Documents folder to default location on local machines.
This has worked fine for most machines but we are receiving the following error on a few that have failed.  The following error is from Group Policy results on the server.

"Folder Redirection failed due to the error listed below.
This security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object.
Additional information may have been logged. Review the Policy Events tab in the console or the application event log for events between 12/29/2009 2:29:08 PM and 12/29/2009 2:29:08PM."
  This is the error (event 101) on the workstations

"Failed to perform redirection of folder My Documents. The new directories for the redirected folder could not be created. The folder is configured to be redirected to \\myserver\users\%username%, the final expanded path was \\myserver\users\johndoe. The following error occurred: This security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object."

Help Please.
Question by:Teknikl1
    LVL 6

    Accepted Solution

    Make sure that user has permisions for folder on server and local computers, and that folder you try to redirect to is existing (with required permissions).
    Also user must be owner of those folders (double check server and local computer).

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks!!!  That was the ticket.  I had checked permissions previously but did not check folder ownership.  As soon as I changed folder ownership accordingly, redirected folders started copying back to local machine fine.

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