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Folder redirection issue

    Question

  • Getting the below error with folder redirection

    Log Name:      Application
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Folder Redirection
    Date:          04/03/2016 9:05:33 PM
    Event ID:      502
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:     
    User:          contoso\test1
    Computer:      server1.contoso.com
    Description:
    Failed to apply policy and redirect folder "Desktop" to "\\server3\Profiles$\test1\Desktop".
     Redirection options=0x1211.
     The following error occurred: "Failed to copy files from "\\server2\Profiles$\test1\Desktop" to "\\server3\Profiles$\test1\Desktop".
     Error details: "The system cannot find the file specified.

    Monday, April 4, 2016 6:18 AM

Answers

  • Hi Samb,

    Did you redirect desktop to \\server2\profile$\test1\desktop and the redirect the desktop to \\server2\profile$\test1\desktop directly, right?

    If yes, the problem may be caused by redirecting the redirected folder to another location directly.

    To redirect a redirected folder, you need redirect the folder to the local userprofile location first, then redirect the folder to new location.

    Best Regards,

    Jay


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    Monday, April 4, 2016 8:48 AM
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  • Hi Samb,

    To redirect contents back to local user profile, you just configure the original GPO with select Redirect to local userprofile location under Target folder location.

    You cannot remove the policy before redirect the folder to local. If not, you will get in trouble with folder redirection.

    Best Regards,

    Jay


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    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 8:33 AM
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All replies

  • Hi Samb,

    Did you redirect desktop to \\server2\profile$\test1\desktop and the redirect the desktop to \\server2\profile$\test1\desktop directly, right?

    If yes, the problem may be caused by redirecting the redirected folder to another location directly.

    To redirect a redirected folder, you need redirect the folder to the local userprofile location first, then redirect the folder to new location.

    Best Regards,

    Jay


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and un-mark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Monday, April 4, 2016 8:48 AM
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  • Earlier the folder were redirected to server2. Since we are migrating from one location to another. We will decommission server2 in near future. We need to redirect the folders to server3. We have build a new server called server3 where we want  to redirect the folders to now. We have updated the policy in new OU to point to server3.
    Monday, April 4, 2016 9:11 AM
  • Take the steps Jay Gu mentioned and redirect to a local user profile and after that to the new location.

    Also - to prevent such issues in the future - i recommend to use a DFS-Namespace for the Userprofiles, so that you can change the server (infrastructure)  without any impact to the user (configuration) in the future.

    hth

    Gregor Stefka

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    Businessprocessautomation with the EWS SQL Interface SQLExchangeSync

    Monday, April 4, 2016 9:17 AM
  • Ok. So how do I redirect contents back to local user profile? Should I check the option: Redirect the folder back to the local userprofile location when policy is removed.

    I want to state that we have two OU's. One in which it is set to redirect to old profile server and in the new OU it is set to redirect to new profile server. Also I want to state that we have Citrix servers in these OU's. Not all citrix servers have been migrated to new location. Hence we still need the policies in the old OU.

    Monday, April 4, 2016 9:32 AM
  • Hi Samb,

    To redirect contents back to local user profile, you just configure the original GPO with select Redirect to local userprofile location under Target folder location.

    You cannot remove the policy before redirect the folder to local. If not, you will get in trouble with folder redirection.

    Best Regards,

    Jay


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and un-mark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 8:33 AM
    Moderator