Visa Workstation Not Allowing Folder Redirection

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Have one Vista Biz 32 bit workstation that will not allow folder redirection. All users logging in to this machine do not get redirection of Docs, Favorites, etc.  Same users do get redirected on all other workstations.  A first time user does not get a folder created in the redirected folder share on the server.  Same first time user does get a folder created in that share when logging in first time on another workstation.

Seems to me this is an issue absolutely specific to this Vista machine. Have tried rejoining the PC to the network...issue persists.  Thinking about reloading the OS...

Also, when I run gpupdate /force from the PC in question, I get:

C:\Users\newuser.mydomain>gpupdate /force
Updating Policy...

User Policy update has completed successfully.

The following warnings were encountered during user policy processing:

The Group Policy Client Side Extension Folder Redirection was unable to apply on
e or more settings because the changes must be processed before system startup or user logon. The system will wait for Group Policy processing to finish completely
before the next startup or logon for this user, and this may result in slow startup
and boot performance.

Computer Policy update has completed successfully.

For more detailed information, review the event log or invoke gpmc.msc to access
 information about Group Policy results.

Certain User policies are enabled that can only run during logon.

OK to logoff?. (Y/N)


When I say yes and log off\back on the folder\redirection still does not happen.

Any ideas?  Server is 2008 Standard, (not R2).

Thanks!
Mick
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CoralonSenior Citrix Engineer

Commented:
Sounds like the policy engine may be failing.  What's in your eventlogs on that machine?

Coralon

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The Event Viewer on that machine...over the last 21 hours...has twelve 1112 and one 1085 errors in the system log.  I ran gpupdate again just now and a 1112 error popped immediately in the system log.  The gpupdate result is again, and always showing the message I mentioned in my original post:

The Group Policy Client Side Extension Folder Redirection was unable to apply on
e or more settings because the changes must be processed before system startup or user logon

For some reason this machine is not able to update from GP...at least as regards Folder Redirection!

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Thirteen 510 errors in the Application Log:

Folder redirection policy application has been delayed until the next logon because the group policy logon optimization is in effect.
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Sorry...

Again in App Log...502 errors:

Folder redirection policy application has been delayed until the next logon because the group policy logon optimization is in effect.
CoralonSenior Citrix Engineer

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Well, the folder redirection has to happen at logon time, the GPO for it cannot be done interactively.

So, try this:
gpupdate /force
then logoff & log back in.

See if your redirections take place.

Coralon

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Yes...I have tried to run gpupdate with the /forece switch and get the same error that I originally posted:

Folder redirection policy application has been delayed until the next logon because the group policy logon optimization is in effect.

I say yes to log off and when logging back in...no redirection occurs.

Some of my "googling" leads me to the client side extensions having an issue.  Not really sure what those are, or where those are configured...or if they even can be configured\reinstalled.

BTW, I have been dealing with this all remotely via LogmeIn...if it matters.
CoralonSenior Citrix Engineer

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The folder redirections are not part of the extensions, they are part of the core Group Policy engine.  The extensions for Vista are the Group Policy Preference extensions.  This was a 3rd party company that Microsoft acquired a few years back.  It provides a lot of abilities of login script that can be done through Group Policy.  

First, use the local GPO (gpedit.msc) and disable the logon optimization.  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc780527(v=ws.10).aspx
Then reboot, gpupdate /force, and reboot again.

You may also want to try resetting your policy.. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/220922-46-reset-local-group-policy

The next step after these 2 is to delete the redirection policy and recreate it..

Coralon

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Ran your suggestions:

Disabled logon optimization, (was set to not configured).

First, use the local GPO (gpedit.msc) and disable the logon optimization.  
Then reboot, gpupdate /force, and reboot again.

I ran gpupdate /force and got the same Folder redirection policy application has been delayed warning,  Said no to a logoff, and rebooted.  Issue persists.

I appreciate you help here and will look at the tomshardware.com article tomorrow.  However, blowing the Redirection Policy away completely and starting over when 17 other workstations are functioning fine seems extreme.  Rather than do that, I think I'll reload the OS or scrap the PC entirely.

I'll post back in a day or two.  THANKS SO MUCH!!!
Senior Citrix Engineer
Commented:
That is strange.. normally you would see event log errors about the group policy engine failing.. not just warnings about the optimization warnings.  

I'm with you on it.. if you other stations are fine, then I'd look at rebuilding that machine.  

Coralon

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