Folder Redirection GPO

I am trying to get Folder redirection working on my network. I have created the GPO and applied it to my test workstations OU. When I log onto the my Windows 10 test box everything seems to be fine with the exception for my documents folder. When I look at the path for the Documents folder it shows the same path as my home  folder. I'm not sure what I'm missing but was wondering if someone could help me.

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My primary domain controller is Windows 2008 R2 while the other 3 domain controllers are Windows Server 2012.
Dawin DaiseSr. Windows Systems AdministratorAsked:
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SeanSystem EngineerCommented:
What is the target location for the documents GPO?
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Scott SilvaNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Much depends on proper permissions in the shared folder
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ChrisSenior Technical ArchitectCommented:
How have you set it up - Basic or Advanced - i.e. all users one location or differnet user groups to specific locations.
You need to make sure creator owner rights are on the share/folder to allow this to happen

have you run through GPresults to see if it thinks its applying?

gpupdate /force  this will show if there are issues applying it you may get an error about client side extensions for Folder redirction

gpresult /h results.html then you will get an HTML report and it will show you some more details - generally a time stamp for the application log which may contain more details of why its not applied
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RobertSystem AdminCommented:
When redirecting the my documents I usually put the variable in and specify the path so that it doesn't create the desktop.ini file in the root of the home folder and make all your folders appear to have the same "Documents" name.

Here is a screenshot of the settings I use in my redirection policy.
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If the policy isn't applying at all I usually do as others have stated to start to narrow down reason.
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Scott SilvaNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Is %homeshare% a valid variable? Doesn't come up in my systems...
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ChrisSenior Technical ArchitectCommented:
i think that might be the issue, i would expect to put an FQDN in there.
we use \\server.domain.internal\sharename\%username%\My Documents" and that works fine on win7-10
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Scott SilvaNetwork AdministratorCommented:
I set mine to a hidden share, then set target folder info to "Create a folder for each user under the root path"

We redirect Documents AND Desktop since we can't keep users from creating documents on their desktops that then miss backup cycles.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
"When I look at the path for the Documents folder it shows the same path as my home  folder"

That's because that's the way it is supposed to be, the documents folder and home folder are one and the same.
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RobertSystem AdminCommented:
Yes the variable is valid when you set the Home drive via AD. The settings I use work for us as we do set the home drive.
You indicated it was pointing to your home folder so I assume you are also setting it.
Anyway it will usually point to your home folder if you leave the default setting when creating the policy (which is "Redirect to the users home folder")
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Basically stating that it is by design is an acceptable answer(that's the way it is supposed to be)

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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Again !!

Basically stating that it is by design is an acceptable answer(that's the way it is supposed to be)

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