Group Policy Client Side Extension Folder Redirection was unable to apply o e or more settings

When I run a regular gpupdate, it seems to run fine.

Updating Policy...

User Policy update has completed successfully.
Computer Policy update has completed successfully.

But when I run a gpupdate /force, I get this error:

Updating Policy...

User Policy update has completed successfully.

The following warnings were encountered during user policy processing:

The Group Policy Client Side Extension Folder Redirection was unable to apply one or more settings because the changes must be processed before system startup or user logon. The system will wait for Group Policy processing to finish completely before the next startup or logon for this user, and this may result in slow startup and boot performance.

Computer Policy update has completed successfully.

For more detailed information, review the event log or run GPRESULT /H GPReport
html from the command line to access information about Group Policy results.

Certain User policies are enabled that can only run during logon.
Certain Computer policies are enabled that can only run during startup.

OK to Restart?. (Y/N)

Rebooting doesn't seem to help.

When I run the GPRESULT /H GPReport.html and search for "failed", I show this in the html report:

Microsoft Disk Quota      Failed (no data)      6/16/2015 3:14:43 PM
Microsoft Disk Quota failed due to the error listed below.

The system cannot find the file specified.

Additional information may have been logged. Review the Policy Events tab in the console or the application event log for events between 6/16/2015 3:14:43 PM and 6/16/2015 3:14:43 PM.


Is that the GPO causing the issue? I don't show that in Group Policy for my domain.  But that appears to be under Computer Policy anyway?

I have Server 2008 R2 and just one 2012 R2 that's a DC.
Anything I should be checking for in Group Policy? Any diagnostic tools to help trace the cause of the issue?
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arnoldCommented:
Different policies have different restrictions i.e. wmi filter versus security filter.
WMI based filtered GPOs can not be forcefully updated as the local client is not able to query WMI to get access.

Folder redirection is a process on logon.  If the folders are already redirected the GPO is either already applied or if you change the destination, the GPO will not apply.

A folder redirection will only be processed when the user's Shell folders are in the default local state
%userprofile%\
Documents
Desktop
Appdata
Start Menu
Favorites (windows 7 and up)

If you previously redirected Documents to \\server1\userfolders\%username%\Documents
and now you want it to be at \\server2\userfolders\%username%\Documents
The policy will not be processed until the prior folder redirection is reversed.
GPO reversal:
1) Make sure the Folder Redirection GPO Is set to copy the data back when the user falls out of the GPO or the GPO is revoked.
2)NOTICE, the data will be copied back to the user's profile, make sure if you use roaming profiles that you do not have a GPO that restricts the size of the roaming profile. If you do have that restriction, the roaming profile might not be allowed to be copied out to the server.  The user will at least have to login/logout three or four times for the folder redirect transition to take place (depending on when the new GPO is applied)
Revoke the GPO from applying to the user/users after allowing enough time for the change if made in step one (a week or two)
3)Apply a new GPO with the new location.

Ref prior note: 2 logins usually will deal with the copy back to reverse the folder redirect
and then 2 logins to apply the new folder redirection.

You may have a GPO that was deleted, Check the c:\windows\sysvol\sysvol for folders that may reflect deleted items.
DFSRPrivate\deleted if you use DFS-R for sysvol/netlogon replication.

Did you add a role to the system that you do not use, a resource role?
That resource is what might be looking for the quota GPO file that you have not setup.

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