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Posted on 2016-09-21
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We have a domain DFS namespace:  \\company.local\companyshares

We have several folders published.  With targets on two servers server1 and server2.

If a user creates a shortcut to a folder hosted inside a folder on dfs it intermittently changes the shortcut to point to the folder target instead of the dfs folder.  

For instance, a user may create a shortcut on their desktop that points to the folder called subfolder that resides inside \\company.local\companyshares\userfolders (\\company.local\companyshares\userfolders has two targets: \\server1\userfolders and \\server2\userfolders).  Initially the shortcut correctly points to \\company.local\companyshares\userfolders\subfolder.  However, the next day the shortcut target will somehow change to \\server1\userfolders\subfolder.  

I'm seeing this intermittently with multiple shortcuts created by multiple users.

Has anyone seen anything like this before?  I'm stumped.
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Question by:reuniontitle
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Mahesh earned 500 total points
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This problem happens some times for windows shortcuts..
Try below
set GPO for users in AD and set below

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer
Enable setting - Do not track Shell shortcuts during roaming

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar
Enable setting - Do not use the search-based method when resolving shell shortcuts
Enable setting - Do not use the tracking-based method when resolving shell shortcuts

Original article
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc975947.aspx

Mahesh.
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by:reuniontitle
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Mahesh,

I've applied these setting to our Domain wide GPO.  Will run for a couple of days to see if there's any change.

Will assign points if result is positive.

Thanks.
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by:Mahesh
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The GPO settings are correct, in fact that is the only option to cure the issue faced

Also provided reference TechNet article

Either author should provide proper explanation to not resolving question OR mention what else solution he did

Regards
Mahesh
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by:reuniontitle
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This worked for us.  Sorry for the delay in closing and granting points.
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