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We have a new SBS 2011 box and need to use folder redirects for the desktop and my documents. I have move via the sbs wizards the folder redirection folder to a larger drive as space was an issue on the C:\ drive. Since moving only the server seems to be using the folder redirection. On the old SBS 2008 server all the desktops etc were in the folder redirection folders so at the moment only the server logon can see its old desktop.

Can anyone point this idiot in the right direction?
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by:Larry Struckmeyer MVP
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There is a wizard in the SBS console to initiate folder redirection.  This wizard offers choices as to what portions of the client's user profiles should be moved to the SBS repository and sets the appropriate GPO to force that to occur.  It can sometimes take two or more restarts of the client system for all of these GPO's to take effect.

On the console. look under the Shared Folders tab, then on the right, "Redirect Folders for User Accounts to the Server".  That opens a check list for the computers and folders you wish to move.
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I have already run this and the server works fine. It saves everything we put on the desktop in the correct folder but it just does not seem to have rolled it out across the network
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Did you tick the names in the user section of that wizard that you want to apply the setting to?  Have they restarted several times?  From a station have you run the command:  gpupdate /force and restarted?  

If you rclick on  my documents folder what is the path?
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Further, where the clients joined to the network using the wizards?  Or if this is a migration, have you set the flag to make them show up in and be managed by the SBS Console?

http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2008/09/24/why-are-some-of-my-client-computers-servers-not-displaying-in-the-sbs-console.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2008/09/22/why-are-some-of-my-users-not-displaying-in-the-sbs-console.aspx
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I gave up on this the server worked fine and all redirects looked like they were working so i just manually reconnected the desktop and documents and all works fine now.
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