Folder redirection with Synology

Environ: Windows 2008 domain and a sinology NAS device.  I want to write a GP to redirect My Documents to the Synology.  

I can see my home and homes folder when I go to \\mysynology\ but when I type in the path in my GP, I get a message about The specified target location is not valid.  I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong and I'm new to Synology.  

Anyone had any experience with this?

Thanks

Cliff
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Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
If you can access the folder (read,write and modify files) then all should be fine. You need to use the following syntax in your GPO for folder redirect..
\\servername\sharename\%username%

For example my servername is KLIPDRIFT shared folder is called USERS and the username is dirk it wil look like the following..

\\KLIPDRIFT\USERS\%username%

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crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
Yes, I have that but my Documents is still pointing to my old location and my Pictures, Music and Videos are all pointing to the new location.

There was a preceding folder redirect and it still shows in the libraries.
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Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Run gpupdate /force a couple of times on the effected machine

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Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Disable offline files and folders redo gpupdate /force until folder redirects and re-enable offline files and folders on machine

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crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
Still no joy.  I can't get it to "forget" the old location and look to the new.  I think if I remember correctly in Windows 7 you sometimes has to reset it back to default and then redirect again.
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Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Like I suggested in my last post disable offline files force gpupdate and re-enable offline files when folder re-directs. Does gpupdate complete successfully or does it give errors?

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crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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