Folder Redirection - Event ID 502


  • Windows Server Standard 2008 R2

    Windows 7 Pro SP1 and Windows 8.1

    Last week, it seems that Folder Redirection is no longer fully working.  I can see the GPO being applied to the users, but only the Desktop piece.  The "Favorites" section is not. 

    When I go to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders", I see that the "Favorites" REG_EXPAND_SZ isn't there at all.  When I manually add it, and run GPUPDATE /FORCE, it gets deleted.  Weird, right? 

    The Event Viewer shows the following:

    "Failed to apply policy and redirect folder 'Favorites' to '\\<fileserver>\users\<username>\favorites'  Redirection options=0x1211.  The following error occurred: 'Can't create folder '\\<fileserver>\users\<username>\favorites'.  Error details: 'This security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object."  

    Also, the sharing/folder (NTFS) permissions haven't changed (as far as I know).  The user is able to browse to the UNC path just fine, and create/modify files and folders. 

    So, I'm kind of scratching my head over here...

    Sunday, June 7, 2015 3:48 AM

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