Folder redirection in Windows 7 won't successfully redirect folders
Posted on 2010-08-17
Can't seem to get folder redirection in Windows 7 to work properly. I'm using the same policy that all my Windows XP machines use to redirect the desktop and My Documents plus subfolders, but without any luck. It appears the redirection policy applies correctly because running an RSOP report shows the policy was applied, the Application event log says the folders were successfully redirected, the Group Policy event log says the folder redirection policy was applied in XX milliseconds, and when I look at my server share that holds the redirected information, all the folders are created.
However, when I look at either the User Shell Folders or Shell Folder registry locations, none of the paths have been changed to point to the server share. Also, I get files on the desktop and in the documents, pictures, music, and video folders named something like TMPAB3D.tmp. These file names always begin and end with TMP, but have four random hex digits in the middle. I've also tried deleting my test account's local profile several times with no change in results.
Any suggestions you might have are very welcome!