Removing Folder Redirection
Posted on 2010-09-23
We have been seeing situations where Application Data "Folder Redirection", not "Roaming Profiles", is causing issues with applications failing to install or when installed running very slow, or not functioning with random error codes. We have seen this more than one time and has led us to believe that AppData Folder Redirection is just bad.
Our plan is to only Redirect My Documents & Favorites, so we make the group policy change (to the same GPO that has the active Folder Redirection GP configured already) to disable APPData Redirection.
On the server we preform gpupdate /wuforce from an elevated cmd prompt, and then preform the same thing on the client PC.
When we sign into the account it still is redirecting everything from the original GPO settings, there are no other Folder Redirection GPOs that could be giving incorrect settings.
Even after days of waiting, just in case Group Policy didn't update yet, it is still doing the same thing. The only thing that we have gotten to work is creating a whole new domain user account and copying all the data over into that new user.
You can literally switch between accounts and the Folder Redirection changes between the both of them, and I can assure you that they are using the same GPO for Folder Redirection.
I want to avoid having to make everyone relearn their Username, and also avoid copying over 25-50 user accounts data to new user accounts.
Any ideas what is making the Folder Redirection stick on these machines?