[windows2000] GPO Folder Redirection

  • From: "Greg Reese" <GReese@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 09:06:29 -0400

I use GPO to redirect my user's "My Documents" folder to their home drive which 
for my users is \\server\Users\%username%

Works pretty well and has been for a while.

Somehow, this has stopped working for some of my users.  The event log has the 

Failed to perform redirection of folder My Documents. The new directories for 
the redirected folder could not be created. The folder is configured to be 
redirected to \\server\Users\%username%, the final expanded path was 
\\server\Users\dsmith. The following error occurred: 
This security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object.  

The last line seems to tell all.  The user is not the owner of the folder.  So 
I Looked it up and sure enough, they are not the owner (administrators group 
is).  But I don't see any way to change the owner.  They have permissions and 
their Home drive is still mapping just fine.  It is just the folder redirection.

How do I change the owner? Or is there a better way to go about fixing this?

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