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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB978098

Errors when you have a large “Folder Redirection” policy settings file in Windows Vista, in Windows 7, in Windows Server 2008, or in Windows Server 2008 R2

Consider the following scenario:

  • You set Folder Redirection policy settings for many folders in an environment.
  • The folders are configured to use Advanced Settings when the user is a member of a group.
  • The first time that you add all the groups to the list of folders, a large Folder Redirection policy settings file is created for many groups as expected.

In this scenario, you may encounter one or more of the following symptoms when you work with the large Folder Redirection policy settings file on a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows 7.

Symptom 1

When you open the Folder Redirection policy settings, you find that the folders do not display the settings. Instead, the folders are displayed as Not configured.

Symptom 2

When you try to show the settings of the Folder Redirection policy in the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), you receive the following error message in the Folder Redirection Policy Details section:

An unknown error occurred while data was gathered for this extension. Details: FRSettingRead failed with -2147467259

Note for Symptom 1 and for Symptom 2

These symptoms occur on policies that are created and that are populated by using the Local Group Policy Editor on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, or a version of Windows that is newer than Windows Server 2008.

Symptom 3

When you try to apply the new Folder Redirection policy settings to a domain user account on a computer that is running Windows Vista or a newer version of Windows, the settings are not applied. Additionally, you may receive the following error message in the Application log:

Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy/Operational Source: Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy Event ID: 7016 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: User: SYSTEM Description: Completed Folder Redirection Extension Processing in xxx milliseconds. Event Xml: <Event xmlns=""> … <EventData> <Data Name="ErrorCode">2147942413</Data> <Data Name="CSEExtensionName">Folder Redirection</Data> <Data Name="CSEExtensionId">{25537BA6-77A8-11D2-9B6C-0000F8080861}</Data> </EventData> </Event>

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB978098.

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