[Samba] Samba Folder Redirection

Chris me phunction at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 31 16:32:45 UTC 2023

That was the folder I was redirecting, it started working so all is good now.

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From: samba <samba-bounces at lists.samba.org> On Behalf Of Peter Milesson via samba
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2023 8:28 AM
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Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba Folder Redirection

On 30.08.2023 21:44, Chris me via samba wrote:
> Hi, I have a samba 4 AD setup and I am using a GPO for folder redirection as stated here:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Configuring_Windows_Profile_Folder_Re
> directions_with_Group_Policy
> I am able to redirect folders such as Desktop, Documents, etc but I am trying to redirect AppData and it will not work. When I try setting that, when a user logs on it will just sit at the signing in screen with the spinning wheel indefinetaly. Does anyone know what the issue might be?
> I have tried both options, Using Group Policy Folder Redirection and 
> Using a Group Policy Preference
> I redirected to \\server\USER\.wprofile\AppData
> Desktop is redirected to \\server\USER\.wprofile\Destkop and it works fine.
> Thanks
Hi Chris,

According to Microsoft's documentation, you can only redirect AppData\Roaming.

I have been using folder redirection for years with both pure Windows systems, and mixes of Windows server/Samba AD DC/Linux member server.

But you need to supply a lot more information before somebody can help you. OS and version of your AD DC, OS and version of the member server, smb.conf where applicable.

Best regards,


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