troubleshooting Question

Folder Redirection

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Chris KellyFlag for United States of America asked on
Windows Server 2012Active Directory
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Hello. Started working at a company. They have folder redirection implemented on a Group Policy. They had an old file server that I just replaced with a new one. I did a robocopy of all the shares to the new server and switched them over at the start of the week. I did not change the folder redirection yet and had planned to do this week. However this morning the old server went down. And by old I mean 12 years old, old. Anyways, I had already did a robocopy of all the users docs and desktops over to the new server, and I just went and did a backup of all of them manually as well just in case. We also have an off-site backup so I know we have the data however I want to change the folder redirection to the new file server/share that I have created. All the data is already there, other than maybe a few files they created in the last few days which I can pull from our backups. Do I just need to change the group policy to point it to the new server/share, then take the check mark off the "move contents to new server" option, and then do the gupdate /force and have everyone log in tomorrow?

Am I missing anything? I am eventually moving to DFS because the new server is 2012 r2, but I need to get everyone logged in tomorrow with their files. There are about 20 or so users. Any help would be appreciated. I have never had to deal with folder redirection before and I don't want to have long logins tomorrow morning.

Thanks in advance!
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