Documents changes to My Documents when applied


  • Hi All,

    I have an unusual one: one of our clients uses a third party application that requires a sub-folder within their roaming profile to be defined in HKCU. We have created a GPO to map this folder to \\server\share\%username%\Documents\<application>.

    This is how it should work. However, when the users log on, the application cannot see the folder despite it existing in the correct location. After further investigation, it seems that when the GPO is applied, the folder defined in HKCU is actually \\server\share\%username%\My Documents\<application>. I have double and tripple checked that the GPO definitely says "Documents" but for some reason when I check the registry on the machine after a user has logged in, it's saying "My Documents".

    Any help is much appreciated.


    Friday, May 8, 2015 1:45 AM