Mixed XP/7 SBS2008 environment Folder Redirction issue for Win7 users
Posted on 2011-03-08
We've recently done a migration from SBS2003 to SBS2008 at one of our clients. We have both XP and Windows 7 machines. The default SBS Folder Redirection Policy is enabled for all users, mapping to "\\<server>\users\%username%\My Documents". The XP clients seem to have no problem with it. But the Windows 7 clients are getting the following error in the application log:
Microsoft-Windows-Folder Redirection Event ID 502
Failed to apply policy and redirect folder "Documents" to "\\<server>\redirectedfolders\%username%\My Documents". Redirection option=0x80009231.
The following error occurred: "Failed to build the list of regular subfolders under \\<server>\users\%username%\My Documents". Error details: "The network name cannot be found".
I know Windows 7 uses "Documents" instead of "My Documents". So how do I make it so the folder redirection GPO gets it right for the different OS's? Do I need to make two policies, one for XP clients, one for Windows 7? I don't see any other of our migrated SBS clients that have both XP and Windows 7 needing two policies.