We are migrating from an SBS 2003 to a 2008R2 DC. Currently all user folders are redirected via the default SBS Policy "Small Business Server Folder Redirection" however, this policy currently has no links to any OU.

How is this policy still applying? If I run a GPO Results it shows it as the "winning" policy for folder redirection, but the GPO itself has no links.

I have confirmed also the setting in the policy is set to Redirect back to local user profile when user falls out of scope so this cannot be the problem.

  • just apply a new policy that sets the folders to 'store locally' and push that out. The clients will pull the data back over to their local userprofile – BlueCompute Sep 25 '15 at 12:02

The policy was not removed correctly. As per TechNet documentation:

Policy Removal . The following table summarizes the behavior of redirected folders and their contents when the GPO no longer applies, based on your selections for policy removal. The following policy removal options are available in the Settings tab, under Policy Removal. (Source)

Leave the folder in the new location when policy is removed

Either Enabled or Disabled

The folder remains at its redirected location.

The contents remain at the redirected location.

The user continues to have access to the contents at the redirected folder.

  • As per my question, the policy states to redirect the user back to the local profile folder on removal. – PnP Sep 24 '15 at 8:56
  • @PnP Its stated, but it was applied to all users before the link got removed ? – yagmoth555 Sep 24 '15 at 10:15

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