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Posted on 2012-04-11
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Hi,

I had folder redirection policy for the desktop to a share on a diffrent server. I have changed this policy to point it to a diffrent server now, but for some reason its still looking at the old share on the old server that i want to decommision?

1. i have gpudate/force
2. rebooted server several times to no avail

is there a way i can manually change this on the server that has this policy applied too i.e registry edit and point it to the new share?
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what happens when you run gpresult from cmd on the client machine? You ran gpupdate /force on the client machine correct?
What does RSOP.msc show on the server?
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not usre what you mean RSOP.msc, but when i run it it opens the resultant set of policy console and i see under folder redirection desktop and startmenu settings?
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In AD> Select the affected OU> Right click on a user> All Tasks> Resultant Set Of Policy (Planning)>Run the wizard and see whether the new policy is applying.

What did gpresult show?
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Please take a quick look here on how to utilize RSOP:

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Resultant-Set-Policy-Planning-Logging.html

It basically lists or policies have precedence and that can help pinpoint where it's failing
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gpresult shows the usual stuff security group memebership etc- what am i looking for?

RSOP- i right click run the report goes through few option and then present a window with results - but im still not sure what im looking for, please can you advise?

Thanks
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Expand the RSOP > User Config > Windows Settings > folder redirection > Documents > right click and choose properties.

This is what's actually being applied to that user / OU

make sure the UNC path is correct.
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strangely its sorted itself.
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Thanks for all your help.
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