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    Folder redirection works one logon but then not the next?

    Just getting windows 7 up to speed with the hope to move the whole school over in the summer.
    Ive currently got a windows 7 vm joined to the domain for testing.

    Im having trouble redirecting the start menu and desktop. Ive applied the basic redirection via Group Policy.

    The problem is that every other login it wont work.

    So, I logon and the redirection has worked.
    Log off
    Log back on and no redirection
    Log off
    Log back on and again redirection has worked
    rinse and repeat . . .

    This is with the same user account . . .

    any ideas whats going on?

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    dont think so. Ive not applied any updates to the OS.

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    This'll be the policy causing it:

    Computer Config > Policies > Admin Templates > System > Logon - Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon - Enabled

    Without this policy enabled, Folder Redirection will fail or not work as intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    This'll be the policy causing it:

    Computer Config > Policies > Admin Templates > System > Logon - Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon - Enabled

    Without this policy enabled, Folder Redirection will fail or not work as intended.
    Thanks, but it hasnt solved it

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    If that doesn't solve it, it is a bit of a mystery. Is the computer obtaining an IP OK? And is it wired or wireless?

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    Yeh it seems to be. Its a Virtual machine.

    Im just testing W7 so have done the following.

    Built a Windows 7 Virtual Machine
    Joined it to the domain
    Created a new OU in AD
    Placed the VM into said OU
    Created a test user in the same OU
    Created a Policy linked to that OU
    Blocked policy inheritance for that GPO

    The only settings in the GPO that i have defined are a redirected start menu an desktop.
    I now have the setting you mentioned above enabled.

    I can log on once and it works fine.
    Log on a 2nd time and it doesnt
    Log on a 3rd time and it works..
    and so on etc

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    Does the user account have a Start Menu linked in the profile - it could be that it's alternating between that and the redirected one? Total guess work now - our default to the profile Start Menu when the redirected one doesn't work.

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    Do you notice a quicker login tome when it doesn't redirect? I've got the same issue with a clean build and a dummy account, and I think it's profile related as the mandatory student profile works absolutely fine. Sadly the PC I was using had to be used elsewhere, so I can't go back to it to do further tests.

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    ok after looking at the logs ive found this

    Options 0x1211 Error Can not create folder "\\SERVER\icons\Students\Desktop"
    ErrorDetails This security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object.

    The test user is a member of the 'Students' group. This group has list, read and execute permissions on the ICONS folder

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    On the ICONS share, specify the following permissions:

    Everyone - Read & Execute
    CREATOR OWNER - Full Control
    Authenticated Users - Read & Execute
    SYSTEM - Full Control
    Domain Admins - Full Control
    Administrators - Full Control

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    Are you any further forward with this?

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    Sorry ive been off with tonsillitis and only just picked back up on this.

    It seemed to be a setting in the folder redirection GP that "Move the contents of the start menu to the new location" Once i unticked it, then then policy applied fine.
    I also unticked "Grant the user exclusive rights to the start menu"

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    ok this is driving me round the bend now.

    It WAS working fine.
    But ive now been changing some user configuration settings and now neither Desktop or Start Menu redirection is working . . .

    The redirection policy settings havnt changed
    Does anyone know what I might have enabled in order to botch this up again?
    I dont fancy going back and trying policy by policy

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    What do the event logs say on the local machine? And if you're playing with GPOs, it's recommended to run the gpupdate /force command.

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