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DFS issue with folder redirection

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Our network is comprised of three sites. On HQ and two smaller satellite offices. HQ has two DC's and the satellite locations each have one DC. The two satellite offices are connected via Internet VPN (Site to Site) using cable modem. All is working fine with the exception of a Group Policy. All workstations are either XP SP3 or Windows 7 64Bit.

We had setup the group policy on Server 2003 R2 to redirect the My Documents folders of all authenticated users to a DFS share on a server in HQ in October of 2008. All works fine from HQ

It appears that the GPO is not working for any user in either of the satellite offices. I do not receive any errors and replication is working fine.

Coincidentally, neither of the Satellite DC's hve the Group Policy Editor available.

Will be glad to provide any other information necessary to remedy this situation.

I thank all contributing experts in advance.
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by:KenMcF
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Are the users in the branch office in a differnet OU?

Can you run gpreult on a computer in one of the brach offices to verify that they are getting to policy?

Are you able to access the DFS namesspace from the brach office users account
not sure what you namespace is but should be something like this.
\\domian.local\homedirs
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by:bulldogsdad
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Yes the users are in a separate OU, but the GPO is linked to all the OU's that this pertains to.
Not really too familiar with gpresult. Should i run it from one of the workstations at the satellite office? If so, which parameters shoudl i use?
Also, the namespace is \\ourdomain.corp\users
Thanks for jumooing in :)
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On the XP clients you can just run gpresult on the Win7 clients run gpresult /R

Yes run this on a computer in your satellite office to make sure the GPO is being applied and not filtered out.

Are you able to access the namespace \\ourdomain.corp\users from the satellite office?
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