Windows 7 Thread, Folder Redirection in Technical; Hi All,
I'm experimenting with a Windows 7 test machine at the moment, but I can't seem to get folder ...
11th February 2010, 11:33 PM #1
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I'm experimenting with a Windows 7 test machine at the moment, but I can't seem to get folder redirection to work. Originally I just expected that the documents redirect which was already in place would continue to work, but I couldn't get anywhere with it. I'd heard people say that the policy needed to be re-created from a server 2008 r2 box, so I used an "XP only" WMI filter on the old GPO, and created a new one with a "7 only" WMI.
Looking at RSOP on the Windows 7 PC tells me that only the new policy is applying. This is as expected; however, the following error is listed under folder redirection:
"Folder Redirection failed due to the error listed below. Cannot complete this function."
I've done the usual GPUpdate etc to no avail.
Any ideas folks?
12th February 2010, 08:27 AM #2
I would start off by creating the GPO from a windows 2008 r2 box or an windows 7 machine. Seen weird things when creating them from windows xp box (due to wrong ADM, ADMX files being applied).
12th February 2010, 10:16 AM #3
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The new policy was created from a Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition machine.
Interestingly, If I login with some other accounts, the redirection seems to work differently. As the BUILTIN\Administrator account, only the music folder redirects. As my personal admin account (also Enterprise Admins group) Music, Photos and Videos redirects. As the generic teacher test account, documents works too.
I'm wondering if it's only failing on accounts which were used before the policy applied properly (I.E. the BUILTIN\Administrator one). I've tried deleting my folder from the c:\users directory but that didn't help either.
Am I doing something stupid?
12th February 2010, 10:25 AM #4
scott, would you mind explaining your processes as to how you did it? I run a W7/2008R2 environment and have never had an issue with folder redirection...
Last edited by nephilim; 12th February 2010 at 10:45 AM.
12th February 2010, 10:32 AM #5
12th February 2010, 10:47 AM #6
Its very true. We did as you did and found it to be full of faults, you would need to recreate the policy from scratch on 2K8R2 for W7, and it will work much better.
12th February 2010, 05:31 PM #7
12th February 2010, 06:28 PM #8
GPP printing is far simpler in 2k8r2. If there is a driver issue for it, I found using the vista drivers works just as well.
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