Folder redirection through GPOs doesn't work
After experiencing slowness in using a shared location for startmenu folders last year we've tried to crack this and "the local apps in network menu even when the applications aren't installed locally" issue by copying the startmenu and desktop folders locally.
We've got a script that copies the icons for the network applications and the icons for the applications that are installed locally to a local folder (so that staff don't have icons for applications that are not installed, causes to much confusion)
I've got a policy set to redirect My Documents to the users' network folder and this works.
I've got a policy set to redirect desktop to the local folder c:\ui\desktop\staff but this doesn't work. I've changed this to %systemdrive%\ui\desktop\staff , run gpupdate, rebooted, removed the local user profile, restarted, logged in again and it doesn't work.
The workstations are XP Pro SP3 with client side extensions installed. The servers are 2008 SP2 (not R2).
There are no errors in the eventvwr relating to GPOs and folder redirection.
There was some talk of users needing to own the folders but this can't be the case as they didn't own the shared network folders last year and that did work, albeit slowly!
Staff accounts used for testing can be browse the local folders.
Any help appreciated