How to add a user to a network with folder redirection

I am adding a new user to a network
The network is running server 2008 R2 with one server as the domain controller, etc.
I misspelled the user surname, and noticed this after I had logged on.
I deleted the user [instead of correcting my error], and recreated a new user with the correct spelling.
The users are roaming profiles with folder redirection
The workstations are running Windows 10 PRO 1709
The users folder in the folder redirection folder did not create
I ran gpupdate /force and received permission denied errors in the event log.

As a test I created another user, logged on to the same work station, run gpudate, and the proper folder was created in the folder redirection folder, and data saves properly.

I have tried deleting the original intended user and recreating with the correct spelling of the surname and still get the permission denied error when running the gpupdate.

How can I get this user added,
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
1)  You have to be logged into the server as a domain admin user.
2)  On the workstation, it is easy to rename the user account and you would need to be logging in using the original username.  (check C:\Users to see if the folder name matches the name you are creating on the server)
3)  It is best if the login name is one word or, at least, no spaces.  (Windows may have finally fixed this; but spaces caused problems in older O/S')
WilfAuthor Commented:
The issue was when I deleted Tom Smiht  with user name Tom, and tried to recreate Tom Smith with user name Tom all went well until I ran the gpupdate /force to implement folder redirection.  The folder Tom could not be created on the server in the redirected userdata  folder for Documents, photos, etc.

I was able to resolve the issue by creating the user Tom Smith with username Tom and then going to a different workstation to run the gpudate /force.  The appropriate folder was created and the chosend folders were moved.

The user is now able to function normally from the initial work station.  My thoughts are that during the initial creation and subsequent removal of the user left something on the work station that creates a permissions issue.  Is there a method to determine what this may be?
Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
It might be in the event logs on either PC (Server or Workstation) under system or security; but, I wouldn't hold my breath or spend hours looking for it.
Changes to descriptions such as names as you noted can be made without adversely impacting anything.
Your tom smith username is tom, so deletion was unnecessary.
The first name, last name and description are labels that do not have any other impact.o

If deletion used, renaming the old folders prior to creating a user with the same name

Much depended on the process you went through creating the user, often, an automated process resets ownership of the existing folder to match the newly created user.
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