Windows folder redirection not creating the user folder?

Posted on 2014-08-20
Last Modified: 2014-08-21
I have a windows 2008 R2 Citrix server with Web interface on it.  i am using the Windows Folder redirection to re-direct Documents, Pictures etc... I am also using roaming profiles (which are working).  When I log in via Citrix I open the app, save something in Documents, the folder never gets created on \\VM02-DC\FolderRedirection$  I have the same permissions on the folderRedirection$ as I do on the profile directory.  

The only error I see in the logs is:

Windows failed to apply the Folder Redirection settings. Folder Redirection settings might have its own log file. Please click on the "More information" link.
Failed to apply policy and redirect folder "Documents" to "%HOMESHARE%\Users\CitrixTestUser".
 Redirection options=0x1211.
 The following error occurred: "".
 Error details: "The specified path is invalid.

I am not sure where its getting the previous error, I have nothing like %homeshare% set anywhere??? The is no profile path set in AD..

Any Ideas?
Question by:Chad Franks
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    %Homeshare% is a windows environment variable. If you have a functioning home directory, just typing in %homeshare% in the RUN field or in Windows Explorer, will take you to the root of your home directory.

    For example, my Home directory is mapped to J: in AD.  The UNC path is something along the lines of:  \\fileservername\users_home$\awhite. So, when I type %homeshare% in Windows explorer, it takes me to the root of my home folder. When I log on with another account that doesn't have a home folder configured in AD, I get a "Windows can't find '%homeshare%'" error.

    So, is the user's home folder set up in AD at all?  Is it \\vm02-dc\folderredirection$\users\citrixtestuser ?
    If that folder exists, I think there has to be a permissions issue somewhere.

    You said that the permissions are the same on the profiles share, which is working, and on the folder redirection share, which isn't working. Did you mean NTFS permissions on the folder or share permissions on the FolderRedirection$ share?  For share permissions, try giving the EVERYONE group FULL control.

    If you're not familiar with that, you can get to that from the Computer Management console by drilling down to Shared Folders > Shares.  Double click on the share, then click on the "Share Permissions" tab to view share permissions. Give the EVERYONE group FULL control.  If you want to control which users can actually access the root of that folder, use NTFS permissions to add/remove/edit access for whichever groups you need.  I wouldn't add any groups to the share permissions.

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