Home folders, %homedrive% and Windows 7

crp0499 used Ask the Experts™
Environment is Server 2008 domain and Windows 7 workstations.

In AD, on the profiles TAB, I have a home folder set to H: and my path is \\storagedevice\home and that works fine.

I have a GP to redirect Documents to %homedrive%\My Documents

Should that work?  From the PC, if I type in %homedrive% it opens to my H: drive so I can resolve from the PC, but the GP is not applying.  All of the docs are still local.


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There are a bunch of steps that are involved in order to get Folder Redirection to work properly. I would suggest seeing the link below which outlines all of the steps.

If your GPO is not applying make sure that you have linked it to the proper OU and you are also using the correct Security Filtering as well for the users you are assigning the policy to.



That's all 2003.  I'm on 2008.  No more My Docs, but we are keeping that structure for those Win 7 users who have stuff saved there.

It IS applied to the right OU as I have only ONE OU for testing and only one user in that OU.  The GP shows applied in my gpresults report.
Helao MwapangashaData Centre: Server Engineer
confirm your permissions on the share and the ntfs permisions of that share.

some insight



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