Windows Server 2008 - Folder Redirection as GP - multi login

Posted on 2011-10-02
Last Modified: 2012-06-09

We have implemented a new network and we are using folder redirection and it seems to work quite well.
We implemented this using group policy so that all the folders that a user uses are stored on the server making backup much easier to deal with

In a test recently however, when login in to another workstation when the same user was already logged into another one, without warning it just created local folders for the users settings.

I assume this was because there were some locks or something in place from the PC where the account was already logged in?
Is there a way to make it so that without fail either the user logs in with the folders mapped to the server location or the user is at least warned the login has not been successful?

Many thanks for any input on this matter?
Question by:afflik1923
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    What folders are you redirecting currently and what folders are being recreated locally?


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    Is the machine included in the GPO - are the setting user or computer setting ?
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    Single user can login to multiple machine in the domain, you can restrict multiple login using limitlogin tool or script.

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    hmmm, do Ineed to include the PC in the GPO as well?
    I'm redirecting all the folder that I can. When it fails, it fails with everthing. Therefore instead everything is created locally.
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    There are local (offline) folders and files created with folder redirection.
    Where are you seeing the folders. Under c:\users or the users name (Smith, John J.). ?

    Accepted Solution

    I think I have solved this now. Due to another situation the permissions on the fodler redirects were not right. We had made the administraor owner of the folders. Putting it back to original owner seems to have fixed it.
    I hope

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    Another error caused the issues with folder redirection.

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