%username% not working with group polocy

tucktech used Ask the Experts™
I have a new win 2019 server and I am trying to configure group policies to redirect folders.

When I use %username% in the "basic" path name it does Not allow me to apply it.  I have changed the path to a literal username (e.g. user1) it works.

I have tried uppercase for %username% and it still won't apply.

any ideas of how to have this accept the %username% value?
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If you select "Create a folder for each user under the root path" and then specify the root path, you don't have to use a variable at all; it automatically creates a folder for each user account:

Folder redirection settings


Thank  you, I did not read the headings well.  I appreciate you clarifying.

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