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I have 1 user on my SBS 2008 server that when logged in has no files in their documents/desktop etc. So the user's folders have not been redirected to the server.

I tried to run gpupdate /forceto update all the shortcuts/folders etc but alas I get the error:

The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to retrieve new Group Policy settings for this user or computer. Look in the details tab for error code and description. Windows will automatically retry this operation at the next refresh cycle. Computers joined to the domain must have proper name resolution and network connectivity to a domain controller for discovery of new Group Policy objects and settings. An event will be logged when Group Policy is successful.

Any ideas? Thanks Philip

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can the user login on another computer and do thing work ok there? – tony roth Nov 26 '10 at 21:24

Check the event log. You will probably have an error in the application log, logged by SceCli.

Run this to fix the security database if it is corrupt:

esentutl /p %windir%\security\Database\secedit.sdb

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