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Folder redirection on PDC replacement

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  • Our PDC is about to die, so we've transferred it to a provisional machine. 

    The thing is that we also have the documents folder redirection GPO, storing them in the PDC ("\\OldPDC\Document$\"). We've edited the policy to point to the new DC ("\\NewPDC\Document$\"), but now the computers have some weird sort of double sync to both the old and the new: the sync center tells that it syncs with both servers, but whenever we disconnect the old machine, the users lose access to the documents.

    How can we fix that? And what's the proper way of doing this so an eventual "next time" we can vaoid these issues?

    Thanks in advance.

    Monday, December 26, 2016 11:08 PM

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  • Hi,

    To change the path of folder redirection, you need configure the folder redirection with Redirect to the local userprofile location first. Then, modifying the setting to new path after the redirect to local user profile applied.

    Best Regards,

    Jay


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    • Marked as answer by Josadi Tuesday, December 27, 2016 5:11 PM
    Tuesday, December 27, 2016 1:03 AM
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  • Hi,

    To change the path of folder redirection, you need configure the folder redirection with Redirect to the local userprofile location first. Then, modifying the setting to new path after the redirect to local user profile applied.

    Best Regards,

    Jay


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by Josadi Tuesday, December 27, 2016 5:11 PM
    Tuesday, December 27, 2016 1:03 AM
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  • Thanks Jay.

    This solves the scenario for the eventual "next time".

    But does this also apply for the current scenario of documents already pointing to the new PDC in the GPO but phisically stored in the old one?

    Thank you in advance.

    Tuesday, December 27, 2016 6:49 AM
  • It looks like it worked. Thanks!
    Tuesday, December 27, 2016 7:33 PM