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Folder redirection stopped working

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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
We use Windows Server 2008 R2 as our domain controller.  We've set up folder redirection and it has worked for XP, Win 7 x32, Win 7 x64 for months.  Recently, it stopped working for a user.  We removed local user profiles, removed user from AD, recreated GPO, and nothing seems to fix it.

The properties for the folders are the same:
1. Advanced - Specifiy location for various user groups.
     1a. The specific user group we created for redirection
2.  Target Folder Location = Create a folder for each user under the root path.
     2a.  \\server\Home -> \\server\Home\%USERNAME%\Desktop (or Documents)
3.  Settings (all checked)
     3a.  Grant user exclusive rights to Desktop
     3b.  Move contents of Desktop to the new location
     3c.  Also apply redir policy to Win 2k, Win2k Server, XP, Win 2003 server
4.  Policy removal = Redirect the folder back to the local user profile location when policy is removed.

The error on the client is:

Windows failed to apply the Folder Redirection settings. Folder Redirection settings might have its own log file. Please click on the "More information" link.

The Event ID is 1085.


Running GPUpdate on the client gives this error:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\>gpupdate
Updating Policy...

User Policy update has completed successfully.

The following warnings were encountered during user policy processing:

The Group Policy Client Side Extension Folder Redirection was unable to apply on
e or more settings because the changes must be processed before system startup o
r user logon. The system will wait for Group Policy processing to finish complet
ely before the next startup or logon for this user, and this may result in slow
startup and boot performance.
Computer Policy update has completed successfully.

For more detailed information, review the event log or run GPRESULT /H GPReport.
html from the command line to access information about Group Policy results.


The GPRESULT/RSOP report shows an error when the GPO is being applied and is a Pending status to log out / log in, but that doesn't do anything.
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