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    Folder Redirection Problems

    Hey Guys

    Trying to setup start menus & Desktop Redirected for Windows 7 & XP

    We have different software in diffrent locations so we need diffrent start menus for the diffrent locations

    So what I believe you need to do is

    - Have the locations in there own folder (Already had this for the diffrent software policys)

    - Enable Loopback with merge under computer settings in group policy

    - A policy with the correct locations link for the folder redirections


    So what I done

    - Made a folder in AD called Windows XP Test Layout

    - Made a folder in AD called Windows 7 Test Layout

    - Where we keep our normal start menu & desktop shorcuts I made some new folders so it goes like this


    XP \Room Location Folder \Staff & Student Folders, & Inside Both of them - Desktop & Start menu
    7 \Room Location Folder \Staff & Student Folders, & Inside Both of them - Desktop & Start menu

    And of In the Desktop & Start menu the shortcuts


    - Made 2 new policys, one for each of the new xp & windows 7 test layouts, settings were the required Redirected Folders, start menu and desktop had three user groups defined in it, Admin, Students and Staff, had they have slightlly diffrent shortcuts (Admin accounts I used the Staff Shorcuts for the time being)
    I made the XP policy from Server 2003 R2 and the Windows 7 from a temp Server 2008 R2 I setup to get the policys setup for Windows 7 (Will upgrade from Windows Server 2003 R2 Server soon)

    - Moved a XP computer in into the XP layout and a Windows 7 computer into the windows 7 layout

    - Made a new policy for the students, with just only one setting (Disable 'All User Start Menu Shorcuts, made from Server 2003 R2),
    did not do this with the admin account because we only have the documents redirected at the moment, so that shouldnt cause a problem, plus there are not many settings that can confint with the admin policy has only a few settings have been defined, students have a lot of settings defined ofcourse.

    - After school hours I disabled the normal student policy and enabled the new one

    - Windows 7 both the admin and student accound worked with no problem

    - XP is redirecting but only the admin accound, doesnt work with the student account

    - Also tried disable the default domain policy to check if that is conficting with it, that dindt work eithier, so the only policys running is for the xp computer is The layout policy were the computer is and the student policy where the student account is


    So this is starting from scrath with the policys, so nothing should be conflicting!

    Or is there something i done wrong?

    Is there any perticlar settings needed for non admin on xp?


    Any one have any sugguestions?, this is doing my head in!


    Please!!!

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    Checked the event logs on the system?

    Check it's not set to exclusive ownership in the GPO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post

    Check it's not set to exclusive ownership in the GPO.

    Where you find that, just making sure, may think its something else

    I'll check the logs now

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    doesnt seem to have any logs about redirertion for some weird reason

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    Settings tab inside of the "Start Menu" section of Folder Redirection.

    Two tickboxes, "Grant the user exclusive rights" and "Move contents of start menu to new location".

    I'd ensure both are deselected.

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    I read somewhere that XP SP3 had an issue with folder redirection?

    Sorry...can't remember where.

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    Yer both are deselected

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    Check the Application event log on the local device for Folder Redirection errors and run the GPO Result wizard on the DC.

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    Sorted the problem in the end

    Decided to disable loopback setting

    And just made a new policy for redirection, one for staff, one for students


    Wanted has you know, diffrent start menu icon for diffrent locations, but oh well, at least the start menu now works for XP & Windows 7

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