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Hello...
I need some help.

I'm running windows server 2008 standard edition as my domain controller / active directory.
When I create a GPO and apply it to an OU it takes multiple reboots and logins on a client in order for the GPO to be applied. For example. I tried created a GPO which redirects  "My documents" folder on a client to a shared drive on one of my servers. I applied it to an OU which as a few users in it. I tried running gpupdate /force and no difference. I have to reboot the client computer about 3 times and try logging in sometimes either twice or even up to 5 times till that GPO takes affect.. Why is that?
Even once I remove the GPO from that OU, its the same process.
Any idea why this happens????
please help and thank you
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by:Mike Kline
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Darren has  a good explanation of why multiple reboots are needed for some policies like folder redirection.  I have this bookmarked as I can't say it better than him   http://www.minasi.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30233

You may also want to start inspecting your logs to check for issues/errors.  It should not take 5 reboots.

Thanks

Mike
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by:MrMay
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thanks for the suggestions mkline71......  which logs should I be checking.. on the server or the clients?
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by:Mike Kline
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Yes both the clients and servers (DCs), but start with the clients
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It looks like the firewall was preventing the gp for running. I disabled the firewall on a workstation (to try it out) and the group policy kicked in.
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my solution fixed the problem.
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