WIndows 10 on SBS 2008 Folder Redirection Issues...

I'm looking for a few workaround tips for Win10 on SBS2008 in regards to Folder Redirection.  Windows 10 Error/EventViewer: Event ID: 1085. Source: GroupPolicy. Windows failed to apply the Folder Redirection settings. Folder Redirection settings might have its own log file. As well as querying that workstation via the "Windows SBS Console" (it shows online, but cannot query that workstation's info) .  

The only info I could find on this combo is this poorly written page and ran into several compatibility issues with SBS 2008 when following their instructions.

This is the first (and probably last time) I join Win10 with SBS2008.

thanks for the help!
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
Do you have WMI filter for Window 10 workstation in your GPO ?
Cliff GaliherCommented:
Folder redirection works as designed. If you are having issues, it isn't because of a Win10 compatibility issue. Troubkeshoot fokder redirection just like you would with windows 7. Bad path, DNS, firewall, or permissions are all common problems I see.

Nothing you can really do about the dashboard. SBS 2008 has been in extended support for years, which means no feature updates and usually no compatibility updates for new products. The newest versions of outlook don't work right with exchange 2007 either.  And extended support ends very soon. Upgrading should be very high in your to do list.
XChangingITAuthor Commented:
Tom, no I don't, that was one of the issues I ran into a problem with on that page I linked.  It wasn't clear nor complete and I didnt want to further complicate things by making changes based on their suggestion.  The "Query select" was all over the place, they said to edit but they werent clear which WMI to edit, etc.  Do you understand what they're trying to say?  thanks!
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XChangingITAuthor Commented:
Cliff,  yes upgrading is high on the list the only problem is they have approx 60 mailboxes on exchange 2007 and moving to Office365 is an expense they're trying to avoid for as long as possible.
Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
If you don't just create WMI Filter in your GPO Management

Name it Folder redirection


select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where (Version like "6.%" OR Version like "10.%") and ProductType = "1"

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And link it to your GPO

I think SBS2008 and SBS2011 GP is not fully compatible with Windows 10. I have one Win 10 in SBS 2011 environment, and I decided to stay on Win 7 until I upgrade the server to 2016.
Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
XChangingIT - this kind of WMI filer will not harm your GPO at all it will only force update GPO on computers with specified OS system
XChangingITAuthor Commented:

Thanks for that, I was just able to create/apply the WMI but unfortunately I'm getting the same error in event log (Windows failed to apply the Folder Redirection settings. Folder Redirection settings might have its own log file.)  I should have mentioned earlier that the "Desktop/Video" redirected folders worked right off the bat as soon as I joined the domain, not sure why the "Documents" folder is being so stubborn.  FYI, I rebooted the WS and ran gpupdate /force as well.

I did also confirm that user still has access to the Documents folder via it's UNC path.
XChangingITAuthor Commented:
I was looking thru the policies (been a while), should be adding that new WMI to this GPO instead?

What are your thought on that?

RedirectedFolders Policy
Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
If this is your GPO for folder redirection then Yes, to this one

Can you please post here gpresult /R
XChangingITAuthor Commented:
Applied Group Policy Objects
        Windows SBS CSE Policy
        Small Business Server Folder Redirection Policy

    The following GPOs were not applied because they were filtered out
        Local Group Policy
            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)

    The user is a part of the following security groups
        Domain Users
        Remote Desktop Users
        NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users
        This Organization
        Windows SBS Fax Users
        Windows SBS SharePoint_MembersGroup
        Windows SBS Remote Web Workplace Users
        Windows SBS Link Users
        Windows SBS Folder Redirection Accounts
        High Mandatory Level
Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
There is no error about folder redirection - strange,

Can you please post Delegation for this policy, maybe some rights are missing
XChangingITAuthor Commented:
Deligation - Redirected Folders Policy
XChangingITAuthor Commented:
After further digging I found this error as well.

Failed to apply policy and redirect folder "Documents" to "\\SERVER-01\RedirectedFolders\Kevin\My Documents".
 Redirection options=0x80009231.
 The following error occurred: "Can't create folder "\\SERVER-01\RedirectedFolders\Kevin\My Documents"".
 Error details: "This security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object.
Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
I have same rights in delegation except one.
I also have domain computers with READ access.
XChangingITAuthor Commented:
Hmm I added that permission and restarted workstation with no luck.  

What I did for now is just manually map that folder location within its properties because I have to have this fully functional by tomorrow.  If you come up with anything else please let me know.  I feel like I just have a band-aid on it for now, but given SBS2008 isnt updated for Win10, maybe it's as far as I could go.

thanks for your help tho!
Cliff GaliherCommented:
That error means the folder already exists on the server but is owned by a different user than the one logging in. Folder redirection has NEVER allowed this and is not new to Win10. As I said earlier, a common problem when folder redirection isn't working is NTFS permissions. That's what you've hit here. It isn't the policy that is broken, or Win10. But the NTFS permissions on the server folder.

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XChangingITAuthor Commented:
Cliff, you're right that's exactly what the issue was (the ownership).  

When I read your first comment I was assuming this Redirect issue was functional in their previous Windows 7 machine, but apparently not. "Pictures/Videos" libraries were syncing correctly, just thought it was a problem with this one folder since I switched.  

thanks again for everyone's help and happy new year.
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