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IE Favorites Disappearing on Network Accounts Where Favorites Folder is Redirected

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  • We have a number of users who keep loosing their Favorites in IE after a period of inactivity on their computer. We have folder redirection in place for the Favorites folder as well.

    The only errors we see in the Event Log that may be related are:

    Folder Application Policy has been delayed until the next logon bc the group policy logon optimization is in effect.

    Group Policy Client Side Extension was unable to apply one or more settings because the changes must be processed before system startup or user logon.  The system will wait for Group Policy processing to finish completely before the next startup or logon for this user, this may result in slow startup or boot performance.

    Generally having the user log off and back on seems to work but not always and is there any way around stopping this so they don't have to log off and on often to fix?

    Friday, January 09, 2015 9:59 PM

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  • Hi,

    >>We have a number of users who keep loosing their Favorites in IE after a period of inactivity on their computer.

    Do we use Offline Files? Offline Files and Folder Redirection are two features that are often used together to redirect the path of local folders such as the Documents folder to a network location, while caching the contents locally for increased speed and reliability.

    Regarding Offline Files and Folder Redirection, the following article can be referred to for more information.

    Offline Files and Folder Redirection

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-in/library/gg277982(v=ws.10).aspx

    >>Folder Application Policy has been delayed until the next logon bc the group policy logon optimization is in effect.

    In fact, this is not error. By default in Windows XP or above, the Fast Logon Optimization feature is set for domain and workgroup members. To turn off Fast Logon Optimization, we can enable the following policy setting:

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\  Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon

    Regarding Windows Fast Logon Optimization feature, the following article can be referred to for more information.

    Description of the Windows Fast Logon Optimization feature

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305293

    Best regards,
    Frank Shen

    Monday, January 12, 2015 9:49 AM
    Moderator

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  • Hi,

    >>We have a number of users who keep loosing their Favorites in IE after a period of inactivity on their computer.

    Do we use Offline Files? Offline Files and Folder Redirection are two features that are often used together to redirect the path of local folders such as the Documents folder to a network location, while caching the contents locally for increased speed and reliability.

    Regarding Offline Files and Folder Redirection, the following article can be referred to for more information.

    Offline Files and Folder Redirection

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-in/library/gg277982(v=ws.10).aspx

    >>Folder Application Policy has been delayed until the next logon bc the group policy logon optimization is in effect.

    In fact, this is not error. By default in Windows XP or above, the Fast Logon Optimization feature is set for domain and workgroup members. To turn off Fast Logon Optimization, we can enable the following policy setting:

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\  Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon

    Regarding Windows Fast Logon Optimization feature, the following article can be referred to for more information.

    Description of the Windows Fast Logon Optimization feature

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305293

    Best regards,
    Frank Shen

    Monday, January 12, 2015 9:49 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi

    i have been having same issues as below posted the other week, have you had any joy?

    hi 

    anyone ever had this issue before?

    loss of IE favourites

    folder redirection is set up for the following:-

    Desktop

    Documents

    Favourites

    Start Menu

    every so often users complain IE favourites have disappeared, (they are still on server).

    logging off and on resolves this. There is nothing in Event logs to point on anything either.

    specs are:-

    server 2008 R2 x64

    Pc windows 7

    Regards

    Gavin 

    Friday, February 06, 2015 3:29 PM
  • we've had no resolve yet, we don't have offline folders enabled a per discussion above and this doesn't happen at logon (so not sure logon optimization is issue either bc this happens just randomly while user has been logged on for a while) -  we do have our GPO's refreshing every 90 minutes (I think and may be normal practice?); the GPO's set the folder redirection so we're thinking maybe something is going to sleep and when the GPO is refreshed but it seems like only the favorites folder which is also redirected to the server seems to be the only one that disappears (my documents and the other folders we have redirected seem to stay?) very odd but we haven't had a chance to look into this over the past few weeks but will keep you posted.

    Our set up is exactly as yours above as well (win 7 machines, server 2008 r2 x64).

    Amanda

    Friday, February 06, 2015 4:08 PM