How to cleanly change folder redirection path?

We have an environment with three terminal servers running Server 2003 Standard and a file server running Server 2008 Standard. Application Data, My Documents, Desktop, etc are redirected by group policy to the file server. Well we had a problem with the file server crashing and it is being replaced. In the meantime because we had another server running 2003 Standard R2 we decided to implement DFS for redundancy. So the new namespaces are created, replicating folders, etc. I changed the group policy to redirect folders to the new DFS namespace path instead of going direct to the file server. The policies took but performance is worse now and some people are reporting missing files, etc. I've checked the registry for the file server path and the entries for the redirected folder paths are still there in addition to the domain namespace paths.

Is there an easy way to clean this up? I'm afraid to go through the registry trying to manually clean up the old registry entries and plus we have quite a few users.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
You could create a batch file to cleanup references to the old path


http://e-articles.info/e/a/title/Find-and-Replace-Registry-Keys-from-a-Command-Line/

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techno-wizAuthor Commented:
I ended up doing this without a script using the registry find and replace tool from funduc. Still it isn't really the clean solution I was hoping to find because you could easily make a bad change in the registry and cause more problems. Seems Microsoft needs to improve their folder redirection functionality.
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