After you apply a GPO to redirect a folder to a new network share, the redirected folder is empty on client computers that are running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
Consider the following scenario:
- As a domain administrator, you apply a Folder Redirection Group Policy object (GPO) to redirect a folder to a network share. For example, you redirect the “Documents” folder.
- You the Folder Redirection GPO to specify a new network share. Additionally, the new network share targets the same physical location as the existing network share.
- When you change the Folder Redirection GPO, you click to select the Move the contents of
to the new location check box.
- You apply the Folder Redirection GPO to the domain users and to the client computers.
- A domain user logs on to a client computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
In this scenario, the domain user finds that the redirected folder is empty.
- This issue typically occurs when you redirect a folder to a Distributed File System (DFS) link.
- For more information about how to configure the Folder Redirection GPO, see the More information section.
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB977611.