Folder Redirect User Account Help

Posted on 2013-02-05
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Last Modified: 2013-03-04
I'm playing with a pre-production server and I'm trying to figure out some details about user accounts, GPM, and folder redirect.

I created a user account and a folder redirect policy (on a new domain). Everything worked fine when I added a computer and logged in as that user.

As an experiment, I changed the UNC path to use the Server Name instead of the IP address. This did not work at all...I could not get the user to redirect properly AND, when I reverted back to the old policy, the user still would not redirect correctly. I created a new user and everything worked fine for him. But the original account refused to work.

I deleted the original account and I deleted all the redirected files that were created (just "Desktop", "App Data", "Documents", "Favorites" containers). But when I created the original account (same account name), the policy still will not work. It DOES work for any new users.

I guess I have two questions:

How do I permanently delete a user (such that I can use the same user name without any old policies being applied)?


How do I change a group policy that has already been applied to certain users?

Question by:ecshelpdesk
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Thomas Grassi earned 2000 total points
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Only way to get rid of a users information on a windows box is to reinstall OS.
You can go thru the registry and find all kinds of stuff there and then delete all the files
By the time you do all that and might miss something you could have reinstalled.
Thats why we clone are computers before we assign a user to them. easy to clear everything with a clone image.

for the policy
depends if you did your policy on the server then group policy management

on the compute run gpedit.msc

after making then change if on the domain server run gpudate /force

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