[gptalk] Re: Redirected My Document Disappears Periodically

  • From: <Booker.Washington@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 15:46:48 -0500

This is happening in our environment as well.  Did you ever find if Des was 
experiencing the temp profile?

Booker T. Washington III
Systems Support Specialist
404-894-8716 direct
404-385-5188 alt

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 2:59 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Redirected My Document Disappears Periodically

It almost sounds to me as if those users are getting temporary profiles when 
that happens. You should be able to see if this is true. When you notice this, 
have the user right-click the start menu and choose Explore. That will bring 
Explorer up focused on their current profile and if the path is something like 
c:\documents & settings\temp, then that is what is going on.


From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Des Flynn
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 11:16 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Redirected My Document Disappears Periodically

Hi Everyone:

We use GPO folder redirection to redirect My Documents on the local desktop to 
a location on a file server. This works perfectly and enables us to backup user 
files each evening. The problem:  periodically the user loses their "My 
Documents" locally. It appears the link to the server simply disappears, when 
the user clicks My Documents a blank folder opens. This does NOT affect any 
other mapped shares or printers on the same server. It affects only the folders 
mapped by GPO using folder redirection. A reboot of the desktop fixes the 
problem for several hours.

We have verified network connectivity ( i.e. logon and logoff scripts run 
quickly without error and redirection of My Documents always works at log on ) 
but the intermittent nature of this has us baffled as this problem is showing 
up across our AD with a number of users in different physical locations and 

Any ideas what is happening? Can anyone suggest how we can troubleshoot this? 
Thanks in advance for ANY assistance you can provide.


 Des Flynn
 System Administrator
 ITS - User Services, Brock University
 St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, L2S 3A1
 PH: 905 688-5550 x 4588

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