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Folder Redirection creates frd##.tmp files in users folder

Windows 2008 R2
Windows XP Pro

I have set a group policy to redirect users My Documents, Desktop, Pictures, etc... to their mapped U:\ drive using the %username% variable.  

Folder redirection works fine with Windows 7.  However, the Windows XP machines are experiancing a problem where it creates the Desktop folder, My Documents Folder, etc... with no problem but within the folder the files are not replecating, instead a file is created frd##.tmp  where ## = random alphanumeric characters.



Thanks in advance for your help.
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U:\ is presumably \\domain\userfolders\%username%
Do you use group preferences for the redirect or a GPO and use the UNC for the redirect rather than U:\.

Use GPMC on the server to run a group policy results wizard to test the workstation/username to see what settings are pushed/applied.
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Correct the U:\ is using the UNC path \\domain\data\Users\%USERNAME%\My Documents

I have attached the GPO Details for review.

I am not using group preferences, I am using Folder Redirection under User Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings

I have also attached the GP Results Wizard information as well.

Thanks for all your help!
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See whether the user has rights to get to the UNC path (sharing and security settings)
Check effective permissions on the share.

Does the user who logs into an XP system with these issues has a similar issue when logging into a windows 7 system?  The redirected folders reside in the same location no matter the profile. Trying to see whether the issue is with the redirection or isolated to specific individual users
The share path is \\server\Users\first.last

The UNC path set in GP is \\domain\data\Users\%USERNAME%\My Documents

The share has Read/Write permissions for that user.  
The Security is set to "Full Control" for that user.

The user currently uses their U drive which is a mapped drive (UNC Path see above) and has no problems writing to any directory within.

Note:
My machine is Windows 7, folder redirection replicated without problem.  After logging in with my Windows 7 machine, I logged into a Windows XP machine and replication worked fine. However, when I logged into the same Windows XP machine under another user profile, the problem resulted the same.

I am linking the GP to a Security Group called "Folder Redirection Enabled" (see attached for Delegation permissions).

Also, In AD we are a "Member of" the same security groups.
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It looks that the GPO only applies to domain admins,

Not sure where you are tying in replication.  based on your Results, the Policy did not apply to the user because of a security context.
When looking at the GPO, to what group/users does it apply under the security filtering?
Is the user having the issue a member of the folder redirection enabled group?
Where is the POLICY linked? At the top of the domain or at an User OU level?
It looks that the GPO only applies to domain admins,

How so?  As stated above, my username works fine, and in AD I am assigned to the same security groups as she.  And I am not a member of Domain Admins.

Not sure where you are tying in replication.  I mean that the files and folders on the desktop/documents/etc are not replicating to the UNC path defined within the GPO... only tmp files are added.

based on your Results, the Policy did not apply to the user because of a security context.
When looking at the GPO, to what group/users does it apply under the security filtering?
As shown under the delgation screenshot; the security group is "Folder Redirection Enabled"  the user is a member of that group.  As stated in the first post, the users Desktop and Documents folder is created by the GPO, however no files are copied to these folders, only .tmp files.

Is the user having the issue a member of the folder redirection enabled group? Yes

Where is the POLICY linked? At the top of the domain or at an User OU level?  Top of the Domain
Something is different which gives you the different behavior.
Check what effective permissions the user has on the \\server\data\
and then to %username%

Folder redirection usually takes two logins to work.
Are the profiles local or roaming?
The effective permissions are the same.  

The user has logged off and back on many times.

...local profiles
The initial process into copy the existing data. Can a user login to a different system where the user never used?
No this problem follows all users with Windows XP machines.
Perhaps this screen shot is helpful.  I am using a different user to see if I get the same results.


I am wondering if it is a permissions problem on the Group Policy itself.  It seems that Windows XP needs certain permissions to the Sysvol folder than Windows 7.
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