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When you undo folder redirection, when does it copy the files back to local profile?

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  • When you undo folder redirection, when does it copy the files back to local profile?  Does it do it at the next logon after you get the policy undoing it?  or will it do it instantly whenever it gets the policy change to copy it back to the local profile?
    Monday, April 11, 2016 5:14 PM

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  • > Thanks.  So say they VPN in, their computer receives the new GPO but
    > won't process it until they log in next.
     
    No, it works different. If a background GP refresh happens, FR notices
    that it is running in the background and will delay its current
    redirection tasks to the next foreground refresh (aka logon).
     
    If this logon happens offline, FR will NOT run.
     
    • Proposed as answer by Jay GuModerator Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:13 AM
    • Marked as answer by RJO22 Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:13 PM
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 7:18 AM

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  • Folder redirection changes are processed at logon.

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    Monday, April 11, 2016 7:00 PM
  • Thanks.  So how would it work if someone VPN'd in after they logged in, then they would get the new policy, but when would the copy actually start?  would it only happen the next time they're in the office on the WAN when they log on?
    Monday, April 11, 2016 7:09 PM
  • Hi,

    To undo folder redirection successfully, in my opinion, we must configure the policy to Redirect to local userprofile to location first. Then we could set the setting to Not configured and delete policy.

    If we bypass these actions above, we will get in trouble with folder redirection.

    Best Regards,

    Jay


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    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 7:22 AM
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  • Thanks, but that doesn't answer my question.
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:30 PM
  • > Thanks.  So how would it work if someone VPN'd in after they logged in,
     
    If the VPN connection is established after logon, no GPO processing
    takes place.
     
    > start?  would it only happen the next time they're in the office on the
    > WAN when they log on?
     
    Yes. For GPO processing, the domain must be reachable.
     
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 4:00 PM
  • Thanks.  So say they VPN in, their computer receives the new GPO but won't process it until they log in next.  But what if the next time they log in they're not in the office?  or will it only start copying the data back to the local profile the next time they're in the office?
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 4:03 PM
  • > Thanks.  So say they VPN in, their computer receives the new GPO but
    > won't process it until they log in next.
     
    No, it works different. If a background GP refresh happens, FR notices
    that it is running in the background and will delay its current
    redirection tasks to the next foreground refresh (aka logon).
     
    If this logon happens offline, FR will NOT run.
     
    • Proposed as answer by Jay GuModerator Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:13 AM
    • Marked as answer by RJO22 Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:13 PM
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 7:18 AM
  • thanks
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:13 PM