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I am trying to use the "Implement Group Policy" wizard in Windows Server 2012 Essentials.

I have a domain created and a computer included in that domain. When I choose to "Implement Group Policy" I select "all" in the Enable Folder Redirection Group Policy and also select "Windows Update", "Windows Defender" and "Network Firewall".

I finish the wizard and get the error

Group Policy Configuration Did Not Succeed

Group policy configuration encountered an error. Restart the wizard and try again.

The user's machine is Windows 8 Pro. I have checked the event logs and for .log files and cannot find anything that helps.

I have also tried selecting no folders to redirect and different combinations of the "Security Policy Settings"

Can anyone here offer some guidance as to why this is failing.



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Check the Event logs then take a look at the Group Policy Management console and see if the wizard actually made any changes. You may need to make the changes manually. (Run gpmc.msc)

Take a look at Technet Group Policy Management Console and then Folder Redirection for more info. Evidently there's now a group policy log in the gpmc which should give you more information.

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