I have a W2K3 server that's an AD DC. It has a GPO in place that directs users'
My Documents folders to
\\oldserver\Users$\<username>. I wanted to migrate their folders to another file server. I already have it so their logon script successfully maps
H: to the new server, and the AD DC is no longer sharing these folders.
In case it's relevant, the GPO looked like this:
- GPO security:
- Authenticated Users: Read and Apply are granted
- WMI filter: none
- 1st tab:
- Setting: Basic
- Target: Create a folder for each user under the root path
- Root Path:
\\oldserver\Users$("for the user Clair...
\\oldserver\Users$\Clair\Desktop" which was correct)
- Settings tab:
- Move....not checked (also tried checking this off and rebooting/
gpupdateing client in response to an answer; same result)
- Policy removal: Leave the folder...
- Every single other GPO in the domain says "Not configured" for this setting
However, when I changed the GPO to point to
\\newserver (or better yet, to just
H:\, which also has no effect), it doesn't seem to take effect, because logging in to an XPSP3 box as a user gives the error:
\\oldserver\Users$\user\Desktopis not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
The network path was not found.
This is despite the fact that:
- On that user's machine, I have run
gpupdatesuccessfully, and restarted the machine (even though it's a user policy, not a computer one)
- On oldserver,
gpresult /s oldserver /user MYDOM\userprints out
Standardized home folders(the GPO in question) directly under the user
Applied Group Policy Objectssection
- If I go reopen the GPE, it successfully stored the new path in the
Standardized home foldersGPO (the only one by that name. I have very few GPOs.)
I don't understand: if
gpresult says the GPO was applied, why does it complain about a path that's no longer part of the GPO?