User Folder Creation at First Login

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I have folder redirection setup and working for existing users, however, anytime a new user is logged in for the first time, their user folder  is not created automatically.  If I create the folder manually for them, at the next login folder redirection works and desktop and my docs folders are present.  This seems like a permissions issue, however, all permissions seem accurate to me.  I have GPO's in place, applied and working with access-based enumeration.  If I try browsing the folder (\\servershare\users\), I can access the folder with no other files or folders showing (which means A-BE is working).

Server: 2012 R2 Client Windows 7

USERS share permissions Everyone - Full Control
Security: Inheritance disabled  Owner: My maintenance account

Folder Permissions:
System - Full control      This folder, subfolders and files
Domain Administrators - Full Control      This folder, subfolders and files
Creator/Owner - Full Control      Subfolders and files only
Folder Redirection Users -      List folder / read data1, Create folders / append data1, Read attributes, Read extended attributes, Read permissions, This folder only

For reference, I followed instructions here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj649078%28v=ws.11%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

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Bill BachPresident and Btrieve Guru

Commented:
Just a passing thought -- what about just adding a MKDIR command in the login script to create the folder?

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Commented:
Bill, thats a great suggestion.  Instead of me manually creating it, at least it would be automated.  The issue remains, however, and I would really like to fully resolve it.
Tahir QureshiSystem Analyst

Commented:
We have a script which we use to create a new user and  create the folder through user account creation script and assign permission.
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Tahir, I also utilize a script at login to perform various functions as well as Group Policies.  When configuring Folder Redirection, it is supposed to handle this function.  Its just that it currently does not work for new users.

Author

Commented:
Does anyone have any idea what might be wrong or how to resolve it?

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Bill BachPresident and Btrieve Guru
Commented:
The Microsoft forums (https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/36fd4c79-f9c5-4ee4-a6ca-9a86fc6cbebd/folder-redirection-policys-ability-to-create-folders?forum=winserverGP) have several suggestions, such as checking the error logs for folder redirection, checking rights to a number of locations, checking the Fast Logon settings, Group Policy not being applied to the users as expected, and more.  I've provided the link instead of pasting all of that in here and making it redundant, at the risk of an EEAdmin whacking me.
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Bill, thanks for the input.  I reviewed that post and many others like it.  The policy is being applied but no settings were listed under gpresult.  Further investigation indicated in the local pc's events that Folder Redirection is not applying because "Access is denied".  I re-reviewed and carefully analyzed all of the settings.  While I mentioned in my post the following permission:

Folder Redirection Users -      List folder / read data1, Create folders / append data1, Read attributes, Read extended attributes, Read permissions, This folder only

...I actually did not have Create folders / Append data selected.  I swear I did in the beginning.  I guess not.  Once create folders / append data was selected and applied, it worked.  The user folder was created along with the My Documents, Desktop and other user folders.

Thanks guys and thank you Bill for nudging me in the right direction.

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I found the answer myself.  Bill Bach assisted by helping me to find my own answer.

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