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SBS 2011 Redirected Folders Policy causes issues with Terminal Server 2008

I have a client with SBS2011 and a separate 2008 machine running terminal services.  I enabled the folder redirection policy for users and it works fine.  the problem I'm having is when they log in from outside the office it's trying to redirect their folders from their home machines to the terminal server as well.  At least that's what I think it's doing...it hangs on applying group policy.

How can I make it so that it redirects their folders inside the office but doesn't affect them when logging in from other machines?  I tried adding the TS computer with deny group policy permissions on the GPO but since it's a user-based GPO i don't think that does anything.
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MikeIT ManagerCommented:
Create a new OU in AD strictly for the workstations in the office and attach the GPO that has the folder redirection settings to that OU.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
It is very unlikely it is trying to sync the folders on the remote computer with terminal server, but if the remote computer is domain joined and you are connecting via VPN it may be trying to sync with the SBS.  Might that be the case?
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WaidentAuthor Commented:
that's what I'm thinking.  they're loggin in and it's trying to redirect their documents to the SBS shares.  They aren't domain joined though so would it not affect them?

it has to have something to do with this GPO because if i add the users individually to it and set it to deny they can log in fine.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Redirected folders can only be controlled on domain joined machines.  Group policy cannot apply to non-domain machines and can only be enforce on a LAN or over a VPN.

How did yo enable redirected folders?  With SBS there is a simple wizard located under the User page of the SBS console.
It will however also redirect folders to the terminal server regardless of from wherever the user connects.  This is usually desirable so the user still has access to their My Documents folder.  It is possible to disable SBS <=> TS syncing,  but again I can see no way anything is syncing with the remote computer if not domain joined.
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WaidentAuthor Commented:
the remote computers are not joined to the domain.

i enabled the redirected folders through the SBS wizard.  It's redirecting their documents just fine.  I agree I want it to be available to them on the Terminal server as well (i.e. their TS my documents should point to their network redirected my documents).

the problem is that since I've enabled this GPO, users are having trouble logging into the terminal server.  it hangs on applying user settings.  If I specifically deny the policy to a user they can log in just fine.

Any ideas are much appreciated.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Just as a test, create an OU named Terminal servers (or similar) in the MyBusiness\Computers\SBSservers OU, move the TS to that OU, then in group policy right click on the new OU and choose Block inheritance.  Run gpupdate /force on the TS, log off and back on, and see what the response is.
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WaidentAuthor Commented:
I ended up fixing this by disabling the drive mapping GPO we had.  I don't know why that was causing the issue as all the drives it is mapping are accessible from the terminal server.

For now i'm just using a login script again.

i'm going to give RobWill credit since he had me pointed in the right direction...
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WaidentAuthor Commented:
fixed the problem myself with some assistance from RobWill.
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