Enforcing an edited GPO

Good morning,
I have a site where a a fileserver went down and was replaced by a new server. We have a GPO at the site redirecting everyone's documents to the server. The new server have a new name so I edited the GPO in AD to reflect the new name. I didn't create a new GPO but rather edited the existing one.

New users at the site that were not configured with the old server are able to create a new folder for redirection as the GPO states but users that were there with the previous server are not redirected but continue to point to the old server like the previous GPO stated.

We ran gpupdate /force and this machines but nothing changes. Not sure why the GPO is not "refreshed"
The environment is:
AD: Server 2008 R2
Clients: Win 7

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Did you use REPLACE instead of UPDATE for the ACTION dropdown?


On a user that is not working, at a command prompt run the following command:

gpresult /h:result.html

This will give you an output in the form of result.html and a good guide as to what is going on when policies are being applied.

Some links to help you:



Many thanks

menendezaAuthor Commented:
We found a good solution for this. We created a DNS entry with the server old name that points to the new server and that did the trick. Thanks all.

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We consulted a tier 3 provided that suggested the solution
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