Group policy - folder redirection - same user different PC - not working?


I recently setup Group policy to enable folder redirection for users' profiles, so that when they log into to their PC's all their main folders are actually stored on the server.

Worked well.

However I have some replacement PC's for 2 users (laptop's actually) and when I joined them to the domain and logged in, it did not apply the folder redirection and all the folders created locally.
Is there something I can to do force it to work on that laptop?

Is there a setting somewhere, that makes the folder only associated with a single PC?

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From my AD administration on SB 2003, I recall that in gpedit.msc, there are Computer settings and Adminsitrator / user settings.

Was is set for computers or users? I know it uses user names etc but you are right to think that it might be because of this.

This may be silly, but they are in fact logging in to the Domain version of their user and not local?

I'll see what else i can find

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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
Folder redirection can only be set for users - its not a computer setting.

I assume you have set the policy with the Group Policy Management console - NOT with GPEDIT.MSC as a local policy
afflik1923Author Commented:
I only know of the Grou Policy Manager concole. I set it from wihtin there. Shoudl I set the "enforced" setting?
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afflik1923Author Commented:
Very confused by this. Any ideas what else I Can try?
Also, are the computers in the proper OU?  When you join a machine to the domain it goes into the defualt computer OU first.
SandeshdubeySenior Server EngineerCommented:
Folder redirection policies is applied on users and not computer.However I would recommed to ran gpupdate /force on the PC to check if the policies is applied.

Ran gpresult to check if the policy is applied at the cleint PC.Check the application log on the cleint PC you will get interesting events to troubleshoot further.

Please share the events error details
afflik1923Author Commented:
I think I foudn the solution to why this was not working. Generally we had changed the permissions on the useful folders so the user was no longer the owner of their own folders. This was the problem Will close properly soon
SandeshdubeySenior Server EngineerCommented:
Great you got the root cause.
afflik1923Author Commented:
Thanks for all the input. As mentioend the issue was that administator had taken ownership of the user folders (Was navigating from server). Once put back it worked.
afflik1923Author Commented:
I have awarded points but included my own answer as one of the answers.
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