Windows 2003 Folder Redirect Stopped working.



The MyDocuments Folder Redirection has stopped working for two users. Other
users in the same Group Policy are still working. One users has half his
documents copied over. Looks like the other user has all his documents.
Currently their MYdocuments is pointing back to original path on C:. Their
logon take a long time apply policy. The two not working are getting a few
error messages in their event logs.

Type: Error
User: domain\username
Source: Folder Redriection
Event ID: 102
Failed to perform redirection of folder My Documents. The files for the
redirected folder could not be moved to the new location. The folder is
configured to be redirected to \\path\My Documents. Files were being moved
from C:\Documents and Settings\username.001\MyDocuments to \\path\My
Documents. The following error occurred:
Access is denied.

Type: Error
Source: Userenv
Event ID: 1000
The Group Policy client-side extension Folder Redirection was passed flags
(0) and returned a failure status code of (5).

Type: Error
Source: Userenv
Event ID: 1000
Windows cannot process extension Folder Redirection ProcessGroupPolicy.
Return value (0x5).

The redirection settings: Basic
The target folder location: Create a folder for each users under the root path
Root Path: \\server\path
Users dont have exclusive rights (Used article 288991 to setup rights), this
works for everyone else
I have selected move contents of MyDocuments
i have selected Redirect the folder back to the local userprofile location
when policy is removed.

Thanks in advance.

Bill Rowland

This appears to be a simple permissions issue. Please verify NTFS, SHARE
permissions and MEMBER OF groups for a user with failure. Verify permissions
are the same for a working user as a failing user. I would also verify
communication to DC by running "gpupdate /force" (run without " marks and
works with Windows XP and I believe Vista. Windows 2000 uses secedit
command). Also please post any other network and Kerberos errors or warnings.

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