[Samba] Redirected Folders not working for Desktop

James lingpanda101 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 12:14:06 UTC 2015

On 8/31/2015 10:22 PM, Mark Foley wrote:
> I have a problem I've not been able to figure out.  I'm using Samba4 as the
> office AD/DC.  I've set up the Redirected Folders policy to redirect Desktop,
> Favorites and Documents to \\mail.hprs.local.  I set this up months ago and it
> works great for Documents and Favorites, but Desktop is not redirected (no Desktop):
> $ ls -l /redirectedFolders/Users/thisuser/
> total 16
> drwxrwx---+ 10 thisuser users 4096 2015-08-25 13:08 Favorites/
> drwxrwx---+ 19 thisuser users 4096 2015-08-26 14:28 My\ Documents/
> Policy settings using RSAT for these 3 entities are exactly the same: "Basic -
> Redirect everyone's folder the the same location"; settings: "Move the contents
> of Desktop to the new location", Also apply redirect policy to ...  Windows XP
> ..."; "Redirect the folder back to the local userprofile location when policy is
> removed". 
> Here's a link to the RSAT/GPO screenshot: http://www.novatec-inc.com/pub/redirectedFoldersPolicy,Desktop.jpg
> What am I doing wrong?
> --Mark

    I typically setup redirected folders as such


I would look at the windows event viewer logs and see what it says when
it attempts to apply the GPO.


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