Folder redirection isn't updating when changing GPOs
Posted on 2013-06-27
We are attempting to change user folder redirection. Currently, users are in the "users" OU with a GPO that redirects My Documents to their Home folder. Home is currently mapped to a drive specified in their account settings = \\server\home\userID
We wish to redirect My Documents, as well as Pictures, Desktop, Favorites, and Start Menu to a new location: \\server\users\userID.
I've created the GPO under a new OU named Redirected Users. I've placed the user in the new OU and did gpupdate and re-logged in.. New items to be redirected (Desktop, Favorites, Start Menu...) are working fine. However, My Documents is not going as planned. For example, one user has replicated everything correctly and My Documents has also placed all her files on the new Users location, but the computer file location is still reporting \\server\home. When I look at both locations on the server I see everything in both folders. It also now takes this particular user up to 30 minutes to log in - the circle just spins at the Welcome screen.
Other users see their Desktop, Favorites, Start Menu move fine to the new location, but nothing ever shows up in My Documents. Yet we have a few users that made the transition with no trouble at all.
I'm at a bit of a loss and appreciate any insight. Thanks!