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GP Folder Redirection Will Not Update

In WS 2003 I setup a redirection to place application data etc to a server copy, bandwidth issues mean I had to back this out. BUT, despite changing the policy back and using GPUPDATE on server and client  (with no erros reported) the update will not take hold and they are still pointing to the server locaton....

HELP our network is on its knees....
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HolmeRose
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Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
Did you set the policy to move folders back to their orignal location before changing the policy? If not that might be why.
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HolmeRoseAuthor Commented:
OK - I simply removed the redirection, thinking that would put it back to teh default.

How would I reinstate the policy to default location...?

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Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
Reset the policy back to how it was, then edit the setttings tab

There are 2 options for "Policy Removal", the default is leave the folder in the new location......

You need to have selected the other one
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yeroenCommented:
Even if there's nothing in the event-logs do you have enough privaliges to change? Try procesmonitor to see what's happening!
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HolmeRoseAuthor Commented:
Apologies for the delay in coming back.

I readded the policy in GP.ensuring that the check box to move it back to the default localuser profile when policy was removed setting was checked. I then ran a gpupdate /force

On two test devices I logged in as adminsitrator and ran gpupdate

The policy was removed and then gpupdate ran on server

Client rebooted and logged in as administrator then gpupdate / force

The policy has NOT taken.
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Olaf De CeusterCommented:
Try restarting the workstation 3 x times.
Olaf
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HolmeRoseAuthor Commented:
Having changed the policy back, new workstations were correct, but the old ones needed - inexplicably - to be restarted three times for it to take.... Very weird - Do you not just love Bill Gates...?

Splendid service as always chaps !!!
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