Question : folder redirection not updating to new server via GP

I just had a server crash and I replaced it with a new 2008 windows server. I restored the backups of the my documents redirected files and then changed the group policy to point to the new server and path. Some users seem to be working. I know of one user in particular that is not working. I did a gpupdate /force and I reinitialized the offline files but it still points to the old server path.

How do I force this to update?

Also, it used to folder redirect to a another server before I worked here. It still tries to sync to that folder. How do I remove that from all the computers in this office so that it doesn't try to sync to an old server that doesn't exist anymore?



Answer : folder redirection not updating to new server via GP

You may "repair" this problem via a registry-script.
The reg-path responsible is:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
There you'll find the different entries for Documents, Music, Pictures, etc...

Depending on your client-os you may run a reg-script which sets your used entries to e.g. \\gs-servNEW\users\%username%\my documents.

Due to the fact, that this is located in HKEY_CURRENT_USER every user has the permission to change the value(s).
This can then easily be set via login-script, or via gpo (Windows -> Start-Script).

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