GPP Shortcut not working.

I'm trying to create a shortcut using GPP.  It's not working???  I've enclosed a picture of what I'm doing.  the argument echo %username:-3,99% is there because I have wrm in front of all user names but the folders on the user drive don't have that.  That was suppose to off set that.  It worked for one test machine but it's not working now.  I'm not sure that's the issue but the GPO is working because the 1st half redirects the "my documents" folder to the server.  Windows 7 doesn't have a shortcut for this on the desktop and my users are used to it so I tried to do it this way.
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WellingtonISAsked:
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
I actually got this to work!!! I used %HOMESHARE%%HOMEPATH%
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
Are you trying to put the My Documents folder on the desktop ?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
it looks like you have folder redirection policies in place BUT how in the world did the %username% in your folder redirection policy skip the first 3 letters? Why did you NOT just use the %username% variable when folder redirection was set up ??

then it would be simple to use \\servername\users\%username%\documents for the target location

try just adding \documents to the end
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
I have a prefix in front of the user names because of a domain consolidation.  We had to distinguish between sites and all sites have a prefix in front of the user names.  When I originally set up the file server for the users directory we didn't have the prefix so all the folders don't have the user name prefix in them.

 What I tried to do is just map the shortcut to the drive letter that is the home folder set up in the AD account it still didn't copy. So for example I changed the GPP target path to the drive letter mapping (N:|) and created a shortcut to go with it.  It's still not working.
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
Question I have is the folder for the user is  %username% = username - the site prefix
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
No - its for example  \\servername\users\jones and the user name would be wrmjones.  the "wrm" was an after thought if you will.  The users were already set up on the file server and couldn't be changed.
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
I see.
Give me a few minutes see if I can replicate this in my Lab
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
OK thax
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
Was able to do a work around for now with Psexec - I created a short cut and just used the N:\ as the path.  It works with Psexec but not with GPP..  Strange but I'd still like to get this working if possible.
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
Im requesting to close this because I figured it out myself.  I used %HOMESHARE%%HOMEPATH% and the shortcut showed up with the correct mapping.
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