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I am attempting to establish a new group policy setting that redirects client/user "Documents" to a network share.  

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732275.aspx

When I attempt to define the "Root Path" that will be utilized by the folder redirection I recieve the following error message:

"Unable to save the redirection information to the configuration file.  The following error occurred:  The system cannot find the path specified."

I am able to connect to the share and create folders within the share via its UNC path, which is what I am using as the policy setting:  \\usgson123\UserData\

At this moment I have the shares and the NTFS permissions wide open just to rule out any security conflicts.  If I can browse the path via explorer with the UNC then why won't Group Policy allow me to use it in Folder Redirection?
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by:Joe Fulginiti
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What to you have the drop down set to for target folder location?
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by:cpkuser1
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\\usgson123\UserData

not

 \\usgson123\UserData\

and the dropdown should be set to Create...
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by:VFS-User
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I removed the additional backslash and set "Create a folder for each user under the root path" and recieved the same error.

Does the resolution of the UNC path originate from the DC hosting the policy or from the client managing the policy?  I only say this because the Windows 7 client that I am using can get to the path without issue.
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Well I don't know why this worked but it did.

I closed out the Group Policy Object that I was modifying.

I removed my user ID from the Deligation tab and inserted my groups administrative group with full rights.  (My ID was in there with full rights by default because I created the object.)

I then edited the policy object again and it let me insert the path without issue.
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glad its working... it's one of those sh*t happens things... Good luck!
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Explanation to resolution is in the comment accepted as the answer.
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