troubleshooting Question

Deleting Folders By Group Policy Preference

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Active DirectoryWindows Server 2008Windows 7
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I have been charged with locking down an envirnoment and the first steps is to delete all data in a users Desktop and Documents. I have created a GPP that works great with XP,

User Configuration>Preferences>Windows Settings>Folders

Delete %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\ and %USERPROFILE%/My Documents. The GPP correctly nukes all folders.

MY issue is with Win 7. The Desktop Variable works fine, but the %USERPROFILE%\Documents fails with an event log error.

The user 'Win7 Documents' preference item in the 'Restriction: Delete Contents of Desk/Docs {8EF922B8-1AF0-44BB-9305-E375F0485DD8}' Group Policy object did not apply because it failed with error code '0x80070091 The directory is not empty.'

I have all the options checked so it shouldn't matter if the destination is empty. On XP it kills everything in the target folder.

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