Folder Redirection Problems
Posted on 2010-11-18
Ok, I am at my wits end. I recently installed a new Server 2008r2 box that is replacing an old 2003 box. This server has all the user profiles on it amongst other things. I created new GPO's that redirected the user profiles to the new server. Did some testing and everything seemed to be working as it was supposed to. So I activated the GPO for the first group of users and things quickly went downhill. Logins were taking in some cases over an hour to happen. I expected some delays because of the moving of files from the old server to the new server, but when the login finally was complete the My Documents folder was still in the old location. Looking at the Event log I discovered that the new server was not accessible. Even though I could ping the server, remote desktop into the server and browse the server the folder redirection process could not see the server. I first thought that I had screwed up the folder and share permissions but I''m pretty sure those are correct. Finally after many hours of trying to figure it out I changed the IP address of the server. Currently I am in the process of converting from a flat to a VLAN network. The first group of users were on the old 192 network so I changed the IP address of the server to a 192 address and the redirection seemed to work. So I assume that there was a configuration problem with the servers network card and by changing the IP that fxed the problem. Today I discovered that a few users in the first group are on the 172 network and the folder redirection is not working for them.
What am I missing here? Is there something in my switches that I may not have configured correctly. The main switch is a 3Com 5500. The edge switches are Dell switches at the moment. The next group of users that will get the folder redirection GPO are located on the 172 network so I have got to figure out what the problem is.
I know this has been a rambling jumble but if anyone could give me some insight I would be most appreciative.