Folder redirection not applying the same for every user
Posted on 2012-08-24
I have recently taken over as technology coordinator for a school district.
I have some issues with folder redirection.
I have a lab in one of the elementary schools that used to have roaming profiles along with folder redirection enabled (RUP used to be implemented for every user, over 700 of them).
1. Roaming profiles are no longer being used (extremely long logon times)
2. Folder redirection is being applied for desktop and documents
3. Elementary Lab Students are all using the same login id
The instructor used to be able to add items to the desktop from his machine, do a refresh, and see it reflected on all of the desktops. This no longer seems to work. I also noticed that only two desktops out of the 30 laptop computers seemed to come up with the same desktop (icons, shortcuts, etc).
I've noticed this on quite a few computers throughout the district. I know that for instance I can logon to a Windows 7 machine and logon to a Windows XP machine and the desktop is the same, so desktop redirection appears to be working fine. But, I'm getting different results for different users and they are all setup the same exact way (folder redirection with desktop and documents, no roaming profiles).
I can't figure out why some users seem to have no problems, whereas some just don't seem to be getting the correct results. I've verified that the group policy is being applied without any errors.
I look forward to any suggestions.