We have a Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller/File server. Documents Folder redirection was configured in group policy initially to \\domain\home$\ We had some issues with new computers folders not redirecting and changed it to the fully qualified name \\domain.local\home$\ The checkbox to copy files to the new location is checked and when users logged on their computers sat at the Welcome Screen while documents were migrated even tho they didn't really move only the path way to get there changed.
This fixed the issues we had with Folder redirection with new users but caused me to have to restore from backup other users document folders.
This has happened at two different locations and it's starting to get scary! I have good backups going back 90 days but I would like to get to the bottom of this. Why does simply chaining the computer name to the FQDN cause files to go missing?