Windows 7 Thread, Document Libraries and Document Folder Redirection in Technical; Hi all,
We migrated our file server from Windows 2003 to Windows 8 R2 with a new server server name. ...
23rd March 2011, 02:11 AM #1
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Document Libraries and Document Folder Redirection
We migrated our file server from Windows 2003 to Windows 8 R2 with a new server server name. We updated permissions and home folders in AD - all good and well.
On the clients Windows 7 mapped the drive to the new server which connects no problems but the document library does not. It is still pointing to the old server. We use offline files as all students have laptops that they take home. However, students are saving to the Document folder in which the path is invalid but still caches the files. The Document Library is showing the old server UNC path. GPO doesn't have any settings for this either.
Anyone get any suggestions?
Thanks in Advance.
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23rd March 2011, 07:57 AM #2
Not my strong point, but until someone else wakes up, did you also migrate client OS. We had problems with migration from XP to Win7 due to use of roaming profiles.
Redirected folders caused a problem, and it was best to clear out old profile and restart. Also, from a really old issue, there was a way to force cached files to delete, some weird key combo, maybe that would help...
24th March 2011, 04:08 AM #3
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Thanks for reply. The problem is caused by cached looking for the old server UNC path which it is no longer available. Because in GPO under Documents folder redirection the "Move folders...." option is ticked the new path will not update. Looking at creating a C-Name with for the old server then updating this.
Thanks for your help.
20th December 2011, 12:10 PM #4
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I am having the exact same problem after migrating my users to a new server, did you find a solution for this?
Thankfully only used offline files on my staff laptops and not every computer, but i only have 2 more working days before the staff come back after xmas!
20th December 2011, 02:21 PM #5
markbayliss, the bad news is that (i dont think) Libraries will update if you move folders or migrate servers.
You'll have to update or delete & re-create the library folder.
The good news is that you can use SHLIB , SLUTIL x86 or SLUTIL x64 to script the updating/adding/removal of Libraries.
For example, to create a new library called Software:
shlib create "%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windo ws\
To add folders to a library:
shlib add "%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windo ws\
You can also use Powershell to update/add/remove Libraries.
Thanks to rvdmast from:
markbayliss (20th December 2011)
20th December 2011, 10:32 PM #6
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I think it caused by the fact we demoted the old server first before GPO / User Log On session had a chance to update the path to the new server. If the old server path no longer exists Windows will not update the libraries. This is what we figured.
We just updated everyone profile manually. Harsh but lesson learnt. We didn't our changes properly.
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