[gptalk] Re: Another folder redirection question/scenario

  • From: jpsalemi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 9 May 2007 11:55:24 -0500

Do you have offline files turned on?  If so, it's looking in the cache at 
the old path.  There is a resource kit tool, csccmd that can go into the 
cache and "repath" the files in it.


"Washington, Booker" <Booker.Washington@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
Sent by: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
05/09/2007 09:57 AM
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[gptalk] Re: Another folder redirection question/scenario

Let me add, what I expected to happen (And this could be where I went 
Was that once the computers joined the new domain, it would be like 
starting fresh, thus, it would try to move documents from
C:\Document and Settings\?profile from new domain?  to 
\\domain2\redirected location
Those are the entries I have on my computers event logs??
And actually on the second computer that was successful, it actually shows 
a successful redirection from the old domain location to the new domain 
location(So that is a surprise? oddly, it was successful on the desktop, 
but not successful on the MY documents folder)  The My documents folder is 
still pointing to the old domain location
Again, thanks for any ideas.

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Washington, Booker
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2007 10:34 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Another folder redirection question/scenario
I have two domains, with no trust between the two.
I have folder redirection setup on both domains.  As I prepare to migrate 
users from one domain to the other, I have copied all of the files from 
their redirected network shares from one domains source location to the 
other domains ?new source? location.
Two of my users, when I changed domains, their machines cleanly recognized 
that the Desktop and My Documents locations were pointing to different 
locations, and when the new domain policy applied, the computers picked it 
up and the transition was smooth.
My third user, ONE, his computer had a problem joining the new domain.  He 
took his computer out of domain 1 and put it in a workgroup.  I then had 
to delete and add his computer account in domain 2, so that he could join 
domain 2.   Upon joining domain 2 and picking up the Folder redirection 
policy, it tried to move the files from the source location in Domain 1, 
to the location in Domain 2.  Obviously, he no longer has access to the 
source location in domain 1, thus Folder redirection failed.
One of my questions is, what part of the GPO recognizes the source 
location, and why would my other two computers ignore the old domain 
source location(As I expected) and just work with the location where the 
new domain says to point the Desktop and My documents.
Secondly,  I know my old domain Folder redirection GPO has the following 
settings for Desktop and My docs
-          Move the contents of MY Documents to the new location
-          Redirect the folder back to the local user profile location 
when policy is removed
The new domain GP has the same settings as well
Confused as to why one machine out of three would behave this way.  It 
concerns me, as this is my test environment before I try the mass 
migration for my entire user base.
Any ideas

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