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Q: is there another way to do this? A: Do yourself a favor and backup his old data and then delete his profile and redirected folders. Then allow Windows to create his user profile and redirected folders on first login. Then restore the data to the new redirected folders. Currently you're dealing with two different security entities (SID's) even though the ...


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They are not mutually exclusive, you can use one, the other, or both. Although it can be advantageous, in certain configurations, to use both in tandem. A Roaming Profile refers to storing the user's profile in a networked location which will roam with their logon sessions of different computers. Folder Redirection is simply the redirection of specific ...


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At the most basic level, A user profile is entirety of the files and directories that contain the user-specific data (a very basic way to look at it is the profile is anything and everything contained within the c:\users\username directory). A straight roaming profiles implementation will COPY the entire user profile to a system on logon and copy the ...


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The folder redirection GPO settings include an option to remove the redirection or not when the group policy setting no longer applies. By default, this setting is set to leave the redirection in place after the GPO is removed. So that's probably what happened here. You removed the GPO, but it was set to keep the redirection in place anyway. You'll need ...


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You can do this one of two ways. The way that I would recommend is as follows: Create a DFS namespace for your shares, something like \\domain\users should do. Add both servers to this DFS root. Check the box so that clients prefer (or are required) to use a server located in their AD site. Yes, it's smart enough to determine this using subnets defined ...


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You should use Group Policy Preferences shortcut settings for this.


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You can use them together. With roaming profiles, Windows clients download the whole profile to disk and use it from there, on logout they upload it to the server. Folder redirection redirects parts of user profile to network folders. The difference is: roaming profile will make log in and log out slower while folder redirection will make access to files ...


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In Windows Vista and 7 you can use NTFS symbolic link. Wikipedia states that "the NTFS symbolic link implementation provides full support for cross-filesystem links." If you're not comfortable using the command line program mklink, you can use Link Shell Extension. After downloading and installing the software, follow the step-by-step guide in "Using Link ...


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Check the affected profile directories for a hidden desktop.ini file.. This file can alter the display name and other directory display attributes. Deleting the desktop.ini file should restore the directory's display to "normal". On XP, the PersonalizedName in the [CopyOnDelete] section: [DeleteOnCopy] Owner=jscott Personalized=5 PersonalizedName=My ...


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No it's not a good idea. Microsoft's recommendation is to not enable offline files for roaming profiles.


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I believe that you'll witness this behavior on all non-local, non-spinning storage (eg network mounts and flash drives - though it may be true across all USB-mounted media as well). The Recycle Bin is really a local alias to a directory that holds files before being fully deleted. Windows does not setup a RECYCLER alias on non-local media (ie, not the ...


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It's stored in the client computer's registry. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/242557


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The folder was copied on 18.01.2013 (1/18/13) from one that was last modified 14.07.2009 (7/14/09).


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Though I think you are asking for pain in your request, the solution is relatively simple. Simply update the policy to redirect to the local profile, and choose the option that migrates files. You could create a new policy that does the local redirection, set it to have a higher precedence, and apply it to some test users to be safe.


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You could put up a machine in each site that answers for \\[crappy-old-server]\users as a standalone DFS root with users being a DFS link to the new \\[not-crappy-DFS-root]\[sitename]\users folder. You may be able to use the server you're deploying in each site using OptionalNames, assuming that you don't already have a share named users.


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Don't enable the option that grants the user exclusive rights to the folder. We don't enable this on ANY of the redirects (that includes application data - makes it much easier to do stuff like generating signatures). Image for reference:


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I am inclined to think "These items are not found in the folder the start menu is redirected to" is the problem, and that it's actually being redirected somewhere else. Are your user accounts so locked down that you can't right click on start menu items and then look at the properties to see where they are located? Can you turn that setting off for a test? ...


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It is expected to have such behavior over a WAN connection -which got confirmed by yourself in the answer you just posted (actually 45sec is not bad at all). have a look to this Technet Article for Folder Redirection over Slow Link GPO.


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To solve this problem, you have to ensure that you set the 'Redirect the folder back to the local userprofile location when policy is removed' setting when initially setting up the GPO So in this case, I have to add Folder Redirection that is not wanted, ensuring that I select the setting above, and then disable it once the policy has taken effect. A bit ...


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At the moment I have it in a completely different share but the problem is that the ntfs permissions on the folder mean that any user can browse to the root of it and create folders Change the NTFS permissions? Here's a shot of the what we allow regular users in the root of the redirected Users folder that all their profiles live in. We just use a ...


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Just guessing here but it appears that Windows thinks your server is part of the "Internet Zone", try adding the server or FQDN to your "Intranet Zone" and see if that works. If so you can publish the zone settings via GPO to all of your clients. Again, I've never seen this before, but the bottom part of the error has me leaning towards site to zone ...


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I've stayed away from using redirected folders and roaming profiles. From my experience they've caused more headaches than they have solved, especially when you add laptops into the mix. Large profiles tend to cause a lot of extra network traffic, especially if you ever have remote sites with VPNs setup - pulling people's profiles over the VPN is ...


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Why would you map a drive to the same folder that their My Documents is being redirected to? That makes no sense to me. Their My Documents folder is redirected to a network share, so when they open, create and save from and to their My Documents folder it's opened, created and saved from and to the network share. Why would you need or want a mapped drive to ...


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Thanks to Ryan's comment I was able to resolve this issue by adding the DFS namespace to the IE Intranet zone. I also added the name of the actual storage server behind it, but I have not confirmed if that is actually required. Initially I set up a GPO to add the namespace to the intranet zone on a computer level through the Site to Zone Assignment List ...


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Data doesn't roam with Folder Redirection. Data is redirected with Folder Redirection. A roaming profile roams with the user, meaning that the data in the user profile "roams" to whatever computer the user logs on to. Folder Redirection data doesn't roam at all. It's location is static, but it's redirected from the standard location (the local hard drive) to ...


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First thing I'd try is opening Group Policy Editor, going to "Computer Configuration" -> "Administrative Templates" -> "System" -> "Logon" -> "Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon" There are other folks who have had to go beyond this step but I have not needed to personally: ...


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Redirected folders (should be) by default are setup for Offline Files unless explicitly configured otherwise. However, I would still verify it's setup correctly. But yes, offline files is what you're looking for.


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Check the resultant set of policy mmc snapin on the misbehaving systems. It is possible an other policy is overriding your new settings. Verify that the group policy is actually bound to the OUs that the troubled workstations reside in.


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First, I would like to thank all who posted. I used all the tools you've mentioned to narrow down the problem. It seems like the GPO I posted was the correct configuration after all. All I did was change the order of my GPO's. I moved the Folder Redirection GPO to the top and the Default Domain Policy GPO to the bottom. I guess there is ...


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Try turning on Folder Redirection logging and then check the log file for clues. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc759194(WS.10).aspx



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