Windows server2008 r2 sp1 folder redirection GP not applying to XP clients

Posted on 2012-09-21
Last Modified: 2012-09-23
I just migrated from a SBS 2003 server to windows server 2008r2.  I created a NEW folder redirection policy and applied it to the domain, not the OU.  The policy has applied to all of the windows 7 machines, but not the XP.

I have ran gpupdate /force multiple times.  I then rebooted each client 4 times.  The machines are no longer pointing to the old server, they are all pointing to c:\d and S\<username>\my documents and copied the data from the old server.

There are no event viewer entries for Folder Redirection errors from what I can see.

Question by:abilityto
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    Accepted Solution

    Did you check the settings to apply for windows 2000, Xp, 2003 ??Check the settings

    Author Comment

    Un-fing-believable.   right under my nose the whole 3 hours I spent trying to figure this out.  

    I made that change, xp clients updates automatically.

    thank you for the easy solution!
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    Expert Comment

    Also worth noting, if you run:

    gpresult /H C:\gpresults.html
    on an affected workstation and open the html file you will see exactly what gpo settings are being applied to it - useful for future troubleshooting!

    Author Comment

    Thanks GM.

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