When deploying Folder rediretion on a server that has roming profiles that are functioning, can the existing roaming profile folders be used

I am in the process of implementing folder redirection on a network.  the operating system is server 2008 r2, The server is the only server on the network.

Since I already have a functioning network with directories that are working with the roaming profiles, I had hoped to specify the same folder and file setup.  Each user has a folder \\namespace\users\username where their profiles are stored and copied to at log off and copied from at log on.

When I run gpudate /force on the server, I get the following error:
Failed to apply policy and redirect folder "Documents" to "\\namespace\Users".
 Redirection options=0x1231.
 The following error occurred: "Can not create folder "\\namespace\Users"".
 Error details: "This security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object.

I have attached the properties settings.  I have used both the "redirect to the following location: and "create a folder for each user under the root path" with the same results
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WilfAsked:
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WilfAuthor Commented:
I have attached the advanced security settings for \\namespace\users directory.  I have not been able to find out how to add folder redirect to the folder.  the server is server 2008 r2
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Jose Gabriel Ortega CEE Solution Guide - CEO Faru Bonon ITCommented:
Question1, why \\namespace? is that a DDFS? it didn't mention anywhere,
I'm not sure if you can use DFS namespaces to configure roaming profiles.

Try the regular shared UPN. and then check if you can make it work using namespaces.

Second here's a step by step
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj649078(v=ws.11).aspx
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WilfAuthor Commented:
I have DFS deployed on a different location and the roaming profiles work fine.  The roaming profiles are working fine on this server.  Some research has indicated that adding DFS before adding folder redirection is an approved method.  I am trying to get folder redirection added to improve log on times, etc.

It does the same if I use \\servername\users.    folder redirection seems to require UNC naming.  Not using DFS would mean a lot more work if the users needed to be migrated to a different server or during an upgrade to say server 2016
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Jose Gabriel Ortega CEE Solution Guide - CEO Faru Bonon ITCommented:
Well using the "namespace upn" or the regular one it doesn't matter to the DFS since their perspective means that if a file or folder goes in the shared that you configure, it will replicate it.
not matter how it got there.

I'm trying you to follow the regular procedure that "make it work" and then do it your way. Either way is your decision, I will always say what I'd do (to make it work fine), and then do it the way you want it to work

The step by step is on the link: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj649078(v=ws.11).aspx
Give it a read and double check if you don't omit a step.
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WilfAuthor Commented:
I will continue making a test share and may not be able to use the existing roaming profile share.  The instructions so far provided are the ones that I have been using.  The challenge is that the share instructions are for server2012, and do not seem to apply to server 2008.  Could anyone provide comment on how to do the smb share for a folder in 2008r2
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WilfAuthor Commented:
I had attempted to modify an existing GPO policy.  Once I created a new one, it seems to work [tested with one user.
I have a follow up question regarding how to have the offline folders work when running server 2008r2

Thanks
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