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How are redirected folders supposed to work?

Posted on 2013-12-04
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Based on another thread I have decided to give redirected folders a shot. I am just testing at this point. I am redirecting 4 XP Professional computers (My Documents and Desktop) to the same location but based on usernames.

   On all four of these XP workstations the Desktop folder has been created and the desktop icons migrated. All four My Documents folders have been created but only two of the for have any documents in them.

   Even then the two folders that have documents do not have a complete set. It is only partial. Now the questions:

1) Does the system move or copy stuff? Should it cut it from where it was of simply make a copy to the redirected folder?

2) How long does it take and is there any way to check on the progress?

   It seems very odd that two of the redirected My Documents have been created but there is nothing in them. It seems even odder that the two that have documents in them do not seem to be complete.
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you have to logon/off 3 times to make it take full effect. gpupdate / force can speed it up.
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I am not sure that explains the above symptoms does it? All the redirected folders have been created so the GPO must be in effect isn't it?
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No solutions given. In searching further the files are actually moved not copied and if the major folders are created but not of the files are moved it is as a rule a security issue.
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No real solutions were given. I had to research further to obtain answers.
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