Group Policy Object (folder redirect)


  • My "Documents" folder is being redirected through GPO to a network location on the server (typical).

    The issue that I am having is that my "Documents" folder is being redirected to the WRONG network location. I am not sure how this can happen because I am not a member in that security that it is linked to.

    How can I remove myself from this GPO? I am a domain admin on this network.

    The Group Policy Management reads: \\server\home$\sales\users\%USERNAME%\My Documents. I am not in the "sales" department nor am I in any sales security group that is linked to this GPO.

    Monday, September 19, 2016 6:57 PM


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  • check the Security Filtering properties, also check the ACL, look for Apply GPO permissions which are unexpected for your scenario.

    Are you using 'Basic' or 'Advanced' ?

    Check gpresult/RSoP to see why it's happening.

    Don [doesn't work for MSFT, and they're probably glad about that ;]

    Monday, September 19, 2016 9:49 PM
  • Hi,
    As Don said, please run gpresult to get a report of group policy and see if the settings are configured correctly and if there is another GPO causing this problem.
    In addition, you could run whoami /groups command to verify what groups your account is member of and check if your account is added into specific groups by accident.
    Best regards,

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    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:38 AM
  • I did run gpresult /user <myname> /v

    I found out that I am a member of that sales security group that is linked to that GPO which in turn is redirecting my "Documents" folder to the wrong location. That is funny because if I were to remote into the domain controller (Server 2012) and go into Active Directory Users & Computers I don't see were I am a member of the sales group. Under my name "Member of" the sale group isn't there.


    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 11:52 AM
  • > Computers I don't see were I am a member of the sales group. Under my
    You know about nested groups? :-) Check each group you are a member of,
    if it in turn is a member of sales...
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:55 PM