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Deleted group policy still active

We recently moved our DC from a Server 2003 to a 2008R2 server and in the process of moving servers a group policy was deleted for redirected folders. The GP is still active and we can't seem to find how to eliminate it from AD. Is there a way to do this easily?
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nordtorpCommented:
The computers do not know what the default values without a policy are and therefore, you still have redirection set on the computers.

 When you remove a policy the computers still know the settings from the policy.
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chris_martin62Commented:
You you tried using gpotool.exe. Heres a link that tells you a little about it. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc784165(WS.10).aspx
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toadstool331Author Commented:
So what is my next step? How do I eliminate the GP from all machines?
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nordtorpCommented:
The policies has set some permanent settings in registry, you have to reverse the settings set from the policy. Either by a client side extension policy with remove registry keys or some Clean Registry Policy software.
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Lee_YCPCommented:
I make no warranty about proposed registry changes.
See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/201453
To find the GPO Policies on the local machines in question
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy\History
see if the subkey for your GPO is still there and delete the subkey under History that coresponds to your policy
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chris_martin62Commented:
take alook at this it may help fix the broken GPO http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816765%28WS.10%29.aspx
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Darius GhassemCommented:
If you want to stop folder redirection you need to do it the correct way.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888203

If you have already deleted the GPO then you might have to manually move the data back the local machines.
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binary_1001010Commented:
you can use dcgpofix.exe /target:dc{domain} to fix default domain policy issue.
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toadstool331Author Commented:
FYI,
What I have in the registry is:

History
  {SubKey 1}
       0=Local Group Policy
       1=Stop Folder Redirect
       2=Windows Desktop Search
       3=Global Printer Policy
       4=Default Domain Policy
  {SubKey 2}
       0=Default Domain Policy

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Darius GhassemCommented:
Again for redirected folders the policy is not active anymore you just didn't send the folders and contents back to the local computers which is the problem. Please read link I posted you will get better understanding of the issue
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toadstool331Author Commented:
dariusq,
OK, I was able to make the changes to the Stop Folder Redirect Policy we made. I'm getting this error now. Suggestions?

Aborting redirection of folder My Documents. The new folder path cannot be a subdirectory of the current path. The folder is configured to be redirected to <\\iws-rds\users\%USERNAME%\My Documents>. Files were to be moved from <\\iws-rds\USERS\administrator> to <\\iws-rds\users\Administrator\My Documents>.
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nordtorpCommented:
See the answer post here
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toadstool331Author Commented:
You Rock!
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