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I have a server I need to shutdown but it has some profiles on it with some home folders.

I would like to know how I can ensure that folder redirection is not pointing to that server for any users or selected users in my list. Any way I can check this from Group policy?

Server is 2003 OS and Domain controllers are 2008. Is it better to check it on the domain controller, client machine or the server I am planning to decom?
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kuzumAuthor Commented:
please let me know if you need more info? this is just to check if the server I will be shutting down is in use for folder redirection. thanks
Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
You could check what policies are applied on to a PC by running GPRESULT and looking at the policies applied.  Folder redirection is a user policy.  Take a look at that policy in your GPMC and see which OUs they are applied to.  You could disable the policy through there.
kuzumAuthor Commented:
Gpresult isn't giving me much information. I need to check this on users machine. so you suggest I run that on user machine? If yes, I tried this and cannot see folder redirection. anything specific to look?

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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
The best way to identity what policies are being applied IMO is using RSOP.msc on the clients machine. You will be able to drill down and actually view the policies that are being applied to the computer and user that is logged in.

kuzumAuthor Commented:

Can you please run a demo for me and show where in GPO shows folder redirection. thanks
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Folder Redirection is located at
User Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Folder Redirection

Open rsop.msc on the client machine
Under Users Configuration expand the path above.

If folder redirection is enable for this user you will see the folder redirection enabled.


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