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    Redirecting to Home folder problems

    I am starting to lose faith in windows 7. I am really struggling to map user files to userareas. In GPMC i have set up a testing container with a new Policy "MyDocumentsRedirect".
    In this policy I have set the following:

    User Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Folder Redirection >
    ... Documents: "Basic - Redirect everyones folder to the same location" and "Redirect to the user's home directory"
    ... Pictures: "Follow the documents folder"
    ... Music: "Follow the documents folder"
    ... Video: "Follow the documents folder"

    User Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Admin Templates > Windows Components > Windows Explorer >
    ... Hide these specificed drives in My Computer: "Restrict C drive only"
    ... Prevent access to drives from My Computer: "Restrict C drive only"

    When i logon to the machine with the test user, i cannot get the documents, pictures , music and videos folders to map to the home drive.

    I have run RoSP on this user from one of the DCs and when i re-review the results, i have got an error on the user configuration. Looking at the properties for this under the error information, i can see that "Folder Redirection" has FAILED. The details are:
    "Folder Redirection failed fue to the error listed below.
    Cannot complete this function."

    Can someone shed any light on this please.

    Thanks

    PS: The users are not using profiles. The only profiles that exist are the local ones.
    Last edited by timbo343; 28th October 2010 at 09:37 AM. Reason: added PS

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    There is your problem....you need a mandatory profile to make it work. Depending on the location of the machines, you can have room specific mandatory profiles....

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    We have local profiles and redirected mydocs folder. Pictures and video should redirect automatically on windows 7 when my documents are redirected. make sure you untick grant user exclusive rights to my documents. I think this setting is determined how the home folders where setup and certain permissions. Easiest way is to untick the setting.
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    Update..

    Thank you for the posts, something seems to be working but....

    I have managed to get my year 2003, 2004 & 2005 test users to map their documents folder to their userarea which are on FS1 (running server 2003 R2) but i am having trouble with 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 users, these files are on FS2 (running server 2008 R2). All the permissions are the same for both servers. What i have noticed is that the logon script in vbs format is not working for 2003, 2004, 2005 but is working for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010. When i move 2003 user area from FS1 to FS2, set the location in AD and logon, test 2003 folders do not redirect but the logon script works without any problems. The logon script is configured in AD.

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    On XP at least redirection would fail to home folders because of the restrictions on drive C - preventing access as well as hiding it via GPO stopped it working because on the first login it would still check the local My Documents. Could the same be happening for you on windows 7? Is it a library issue along the same lines? The fix would be to just hide the drive rather than preventing access however you'd then have to lock it down further to stop the workarounds to gain access to files on it.

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