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Old 11-10-2007
LincolnIT
 
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Cannot change target folder location for My Documents

We moved our data from a Win2k server DC to a another server running Win2k3
and noticed that the target folder location for the My Documents folder is
still has the UNC path to the original server and can't be changed. We've
looked for any GPO's that could cause this but none are configured.

Any ideas on where/how to change this would be helpful.

thanks

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Old 11-10-2007
Travis
 
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RE: Cannot change target folder location for My Documents

1. Check folder redirection in the GPO - I know you said you did, but check
just in case. This is where it is done more often than not.

2. Right Click on My Documents and change it manually if you didn't do it
globally with a GPO.

TR

"LincolnIT" wrote:

> We moved our data from a Win2k server DC to a another server running Win2k3
> and noticed that the target folder location for the My Documents folder is
> still has the UNC path to the original server and can't be changed. We've
> looked for any GPO's that could cause this but none are configured.
>
> Any ideas on where/how to change this would be helpful.
>
> thanks

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Old 12-10-2007
LincolnIT
 
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RE: Cannot change target folder location for My Documents

It can't be changed manually, its grayed out. I' checked the GPO:

at the DC I did:

mmc-group policy-local settings-default domain-user config-windows-folder
redirection-my docuents-properties.....nothing there.

"Travis" wrote:

> 1. Check folder redirection in the GPO - I know you said you did, but check
> just in case. This is where it is done more often than not.
>
> 2. Right Click on My Documents and change it manually if you didn't do it
> globally with a GPO.
>
> TR
>
> "LincolnIT" wrote:
>
> > We moved our data from a Win2k server DC to a another server running Win2k3
> > and noticed that the target folder location for the My Documents folder is
> > still has the UNC path to the original server and can't be changed. We've
> > looked for any GPO's that could cause this but none are configured.
> >
> > Any ideas on where/how to change this would be helpful.
> >
> > thanks

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Old 12-10-2007
Travis
 
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RE: Cannot change target folder location for My Documents

Fire Up the GPO Editor - separte MMC - not the one you are running and check
it out. if it is greyed out, then it was set in a GP somewhere. If Using
w2K3 server, download the GP Editor (free add-on from MS). Makes this much
easier.

TR

"LincolnIT" wrote:

> It can't be changed manually, its grayed out. I' checked the GPO:
>
> at the DC I did:
>
> mmc-group policy-local settings-default domain-user config-windows-folder
> redirection-my docuents-properties.....nothing there.
>
> "Travis" wrote:
>
> > 1. Check folder redirection in the GPO - I know you said you did, but check
> > just in case. This is where it is done more often than not.
> >
> > 2. Right Click on My Documents and change it manually if you didn't do it
> > globally with a GPO.
> >
> > TR
> >
> > "LincolnIT" wrote:
> >
> > > We moved our data from a Win2k server DC to a another server running Win2k3
> > > and noticed that the target folder location for the My Documents folder is
> > > still has the UNC path to the original server and can't be changed. We've
> > > looked for any GPO's that could cause this but none are configured.
> > >
> > > Any ideas on where/how to change this would be helpful.
> > >
> > > thanks

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Old 12-10-2007
LincolnIT
 
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RE: Cannot change target folder location for My Documents

You're correct. I found it, make the change then did a gpudate /force. But it
still comes up with the wrong path. I checked the GP to make sure its
enforced and linked.

Slightly unrelated question-how do find out what OU a user belongs to?
"Travis" wrote:

> Fire Up the GPO Editor - separte MMC - not the one you are running and check
> it out. if it is greyed out, then it was set in a GP somewhere. If Using
> w2K3 server, download the GP Editor (free add-on from MS). Makes this much
> easier.
>
> TR
>
> "LincolnIT" wrote:
>
> > It can't be changed manually, its grayed out. I' checked the GPO:
> >
> > at the DC I did:
> >
> > mmc-group policy-local settings-default domain-user config-windows-folder
> > redirection-my docuents-properties.....nothing there.
> >
> > "Travis" wrote:
> >
> > > 1. Check folder redirection in the GPO - I know you said you did, but check
> > > just in case. This is where it is done more often than not.
> > >
> > > 2. Right Click on My Documents and change it manually if you didn't do it
> > > globally with a GPO.
> > >
> > > TR
> > >
> > > "LincolnIT" wrote:
> > >
> > > > We moved our data from a Win2k server DC to a another server running Win2k3
> > > > and noticed that the target folder location for the My Documents folder is
> > > > still has the UNC path to the original server and can't be changed. We've
> > > > looked for any GPO's that could cause this but none are configured.
> > > >
> > > > Any ideas on where/how to change this would be helpful.
> > > >
> > > > thanks

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  #6  
Old 12-10-2007
Travis
 
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RE: Cannot change target folder location for My Documents

Check your OUs in AD users and see where you have them. You have to acutally
shutdown, not restart, each machin in order to get the new GP.

TR

"LincolnIT" wrote:

> You're correct. I found it, make the change then did a gpudate /force. But it
> still comes up with the wrong path. I checked the GP to make sure its
> enforced and linked.
>
> Slightly unrelated question-how do find out what OU a user belongs to?
> "Travis" wrote:
>
> > Fire Up the GPO Editor - separte MMC - not the one you are running and check
> > it out. if it is greyed out, then it was set in a GP somewhere. If Using
> > w2K3 server, download the GP Editor (free add-on from MS). Makes this much
> > easier.
> >
> > TR
> >
> > "LincolnIT" wrote:
> >
> > > It can't be changed manually, its grayed out. I' checked the GPO:
> > >
> > > at the DC I did:
> > >
> > > mmc-group policy-local settings-default domain-user config-windows-folder
> > > redirection-my docuents-properties.....nothing there.
> > >
> > > "Travis" wrote:
> > >
> > > > 1. Check folder redirection in the GPO - I know you said you did, but check
> > > > just in case. This is where it is done more often than not.
> > > >
> > > > 2. Right Click on My Documents and change it manually if you didn't do it
> > > > globally with a GPO.
> > > >
> > > > TR
> > > >
> > > > "LincolnIT" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > We moved our data from a Win2k server DC to a another server running Win2k3
> > > > > and noticed that the target folder location for the My Documents folder is
> > > > > still has the UNC path to the original server and can't be changed. We've
> > > > > looked for any GPO's that could cause this but none are configured.
> > > > >
> > > > > Any ideas on where/how to change this would be helpful.
> > > > >
> > > > > thanks

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  #7  
Old 13-10-2007
LincolnIT
 
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RE: Cannot change target folder location for My Documents

The new GP is only getting to a few pc's. I guess I will have to get those
pc's shutdown.

Is there any way to get the GP to redirect to H:\My Documents?


"Travis" wrote:

> Check your OUs in AD users and see where you have them. You have to acutally
> shutdown, not restart, each machin in order to get the new GP.
>
> TR
>
> "LincolnIT" wrote:
>
> > You're correct. I found it, make the change then did a gpudate /force. But it
> > still comes up with the wrong path. I checked the GP to make sure its
> > enforced and linked.
> >
> > Slightly unrelated question-how do find out what OU a user belongs to?
> > "Travis" wrote:
> >
> > > Fire Up the GPO Editor - separte MMC - not the one you are running and check
> > > it out. if it is greyed out, then it was set in a GP somewhere. If Using
> > > w2K3 server, download the GP Editor (free add-on from MS). Makes this much
> > > easier.
> > >
> > > TR
> > >
> > > "LincolnIT" wrote:
> > >
> > > > It can't be changed manually, its grayed out. I' checked the GPO:
> > > >
> > > > at the DC I did:
> > > >
> > > > mmc-group policy-local settings-default domain-user config-windows-folder
> > > > redirection-my docuents-properties.....nothing there.
> > > >
> > > > "Travis" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > 1. Check folder redirection in the GPO - I know you said you did, but check
> > > > > just in case. This is where it is done more often than not.
> > > > >
> > > > > 2. Right Click on My Documents and change it manually if you didn't do it
> > > > > globally with a GPO.
> > > > >
> > > > > TR
> > > > >
> > > > > "LincolnIT" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > We moved our data from a Win2k server DC to a another server running Win2k3
> > > > > > and noticed that the target folder location for the My Documents folder is
> > > > > > still has the UNC path to the original server and can't be changed. We've
> > > > > > looked for any GPO's that could cause this but none are configured.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Any ideas on where/how to change this would be helpful.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > thanks

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Old 13-10-2007
Travis
 
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RE: Cannot change target folder location for My Documents

Not sure what you mean. Can you clarify?

TR

"LincolnIT" wrote:

> The new GP is only getting to a few pc's. I guess I will have to get those
> pc's shutdown.
>
> Is there any way to get the GP to redirect to H:\My Documents?
>
>
> "Travis" wrote:
>
> > Check your OUs in AD users and see where you have them. You have to acutally
> > shutdown, not restart, each machin in order to get the new GP.
> >
> > TR
> >
> > "LincolnIT" wrote:
> >
> > > You're correct. I found it, make the change then did a gpudate /force. But it
> > > still comes up with the wrong path. I checked the GP to make sure its
> > > enforced and linked.
> > >
> > > Slightly unrelated question-how do find out what OU a user belongs to?
> > > "Travis" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Fire Up the GPO Editor - separte MMC - not the one you are running and check
> > > > it out. if it is greyed out, then it was set in a GP somewhere. If Using
> > > > w2K3 server, download the GP Editor (free add-on from MS). Makes this much
> > > > easier.
> > > >
> > > > TR
> > > >
> > > > "LincolnIT" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > It can't be changed manually, its grayed out. I' checked the GPO:
> > > > >
> > > > > at the DC I did:
> > > > >
> > > > > mmc-group policy-local settings-default domain-user config-windows-folder
> > > > > redirection-my docuents-properties.....nothing there.
> > > > >
> > > > > "Travis" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > 1. Check folder redirection in the GPO - I know you said you did, but check
> > > > > > just in case. This is where it is done more often than not.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > 2. Right Click on My Documents and change it manually if you didn't do it
> > > > > > globally with a GPO.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > TR
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "LincolnIT" wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > We moved our data from a Win2k server DC to a another server running Win2k3
> > > > > > > and noticed that the target folder location for the My Documents folder is
> > > > > > > still has the UNC path to the original server and can't be changed. We've
> > > > > > > looked for any GPO's that could cause this but none are configured.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Any ideas on where/how to change this would be helpful.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > thanks

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  #9  
Old 13-10-2007
LincolnIT
 
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RE: Cannot change target folder location for My Documents

Users home folders are specified in their AD accounts...the home folder maps
to H:\ so I thought maybe the GP can assign this.

"Travis" wrote:

> Not sure what you mean. Can you clarify?
>
> TR
>
> "LincolnIT" wrote:
>
> > The new GP is only getting to a few pc's. I guess I will have to get those
> > pc's shutdown.
> >
> > Is there any way to get the GP to redirect to H:\My Documents?
> >
> >
> > "Travis" wrote:
> >
> > > Check your OUs in AD users and see where you have them. You have to acutally
> > > shutdown, not restart, each machin in order to get the new GP.
> > >
> > > TR
> > >
> > > "LincolnIT" wrote:
> > >
> > > > You're correct. I found it, make the change then did a gpudate /force. But it
> > > > still comes up with the wrong path. I checked the GP to make sure its
> > > > enforced and linked.
> > > >
> > > > Slightly unrelated question-how do find out what OU a user belongs to?
> > > > "Travis" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Fire Up the GPO Editor - separte MMC - not the one you are running and check
> > > > > it out. if it is greyed out, then it was set in a GP somewhere. If Using
> > > > > w2K3 server, download the GP Editor (free add-on from MS). Makes this much
> > > > > easier.
> > > > >
> > > > > TR
> > > > >
> > > > > "LincolnIT" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > It can't be changed manually, its grayed out. I' checked the GPO:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > at the DC I did:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > mmc-group policy-local settings-default domain-user config-windows-folder
> > > > > > redirection-my docuents-properties.....nothing there.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Travis" wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > 1. Check folder redirection in the GPO - I know you said you did, but check
> > > > > > > just in case. This is where it is done more often than not.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > 2. Right Click on My Documents and change it manually if you didn't do it
> > > > > > > globally with a GPO.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > TR
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "LincolnIT" wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > We moved our data from a Win2k server DC to a another server running Win2k3
> > > > > > > > and noticed that the target folder location for the My Documents folder is
> > > > > > > > still has the UNC path to the original server and can't be changed. We've
> > > > > > > > looked for any GPO's that could cause this but none are configured.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Any ideas on where/how to change this would be helpful.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > thanks

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