SBS2008 Folder Redirection not working
Posted on 2010-09-05
Recently completed a migration from SBS2003 to SBS2008 (using Jeff Middleton's kit). For the most part we're up and running and just finishing up some last details. One that is getting me stumped here is the folder redirection for the uses "My Documents". I've verified that the group policy is there on the new SBS2008 server (this was working fine on the SBS2003 server). Withing the new SBS console (under the Shared Folders and Websites) i've made sure that the users that need the folder redirection are checked appropriately. They seem to have the correct permissions (full control under the share and then full control of their individual folders). I logged off/on 5 times now (also did a gpudpate /force) to see if the new SBS 2008 GPO would take affect and nothing. If I right click on the My Documents folder (these are all XP workstaions - all users are affected) it is still pointing to the old path (which cannot be modified) \\sbs2003\users\%username%\My Documents. It's supposed to read: \\sbs2008\redirectedfolders\%username%\My Documents.
I had offline files unchecked. So I went back and rechecked the offline files and deleted the cache that was already stored in there from the SBS2003 server. Restarted and still nothing.
I am getting an error in the Application event log: EventID 106.
Failed to perform rediretion of folder My Documents. The full source path was \\sbs2003\users\username\my documents. The full destination path was \\sbs2008\redirectedfolders\username\my documents. At least one of the shares on which these paths lie currently offline.
Also has a previous error: eventID: 107: almost similar to what was stated before but then said: The directory name is invalid. (However, I can browse to that shared location for the user's My Documents with no problem on their workstations.
(this would be true because the old SBS2003 server is off the network and not in production (it is still available if I need to copy something over).
Been working on this for hours and cannot seem to solve. Starting to think I am missing something pretty basic here.
I really don't want to have to touch each workstation (over 20) and recreate their profile or disjoin/rejoin the domain. That's defeating the purpose of this whole migration path.
Server logs are clear and look good by the way.
Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.