How to GPO redirect "my documents" to a \\server\users location, and have it located in Windows 10 libraries.


I think your solution would work for Windows 8 as well, but we are focused on Windows 10 here.

Standard GPO redireciton in AD for users my documents to a network share hangs Windows 10, places a failure in folder redirection in the eventviewer and the documents location remains local. GPO - User Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Folder Redirection

How do I get a to GPO redirect "my documents" to a \\server\users location, and have it located in Windows 10 libraries, for the masses?

Ideal Solution:
We know it can be done manually and it works in Windows 10, but we need a SCRIPT or GPO solution to change My Documents from LOCAL to "\\server\users\%username%\my documents"

EventLog Errors:

"The Group Policy Client Side Extension Software Installation 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."

EventID 1112
Glenn MSystems Engineer / ManagerAsked:
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For me, this just works.
The target I set was \\server\share\%username%
Glenn MSystems Engineer / ManagerAuthor Commented:
Worked manually or with GPO?
May I see your GPO setting? If GPO, where and which option did you select for that Path?
GPO. Will upload a screen in about 11 hours. Same location as your setup IIRC.
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Yep, it's just like I said, same location as you, only difference: your path ends in "my documents", mine in %username%. Screenshot left out because it would reveal too much info about our domain, sorry.
Glenn MSystems Engineer / ManagerAuthor Commented:
Here is the current set of configurations we are attempting, note the historical settings we used ( last screen shot ) that has never worked with Windows 10.

10-19-2015-10-09-54-AM.jpg10-19-2015-10-08-58-AM.jpg10-19-2015-10-08-47-AM.jpgPrevious Configuration that worked with Windows 7 and older...
Glenn MSystems Engineer / ManagerAuthor Commented:
Solution Resolved:

Using the Following GPO setting
10-19-2015-10-16-24-AM.jpgand applying these following RegKeys created the correct solution and "my documents" experience in Windows 10:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"Personal"="\\\\servername\\users\\%username%\\my documents"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders]

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Glenn MSystems Engineer / ManagerAuthor Commented:
Self resolved.
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