FolderRedirection always appear warning

Ming Cheung 20 Reputation points

Server 2019 and Windows 10

I simplely applied the FolderRedirection in GPO, it works in Win 10, the folder is redirected,

the policy is applied shown with gpresult /r, it security group also appplied,

but when I gpupdate /force, it always say the policy is not applied, need to reboot as below msg...

no matter how many time I gpupdate /force and reboot

as I know, if no more policy need to be update, it will not ask to reboot


Setting: Basic (Redirect everyone's folder to the same location)hide

Path: \\FolderRedirection%USERNAME%\Desktop


Grant user exclusive rights to Desktop Disabled
Grant user exclusive rights to Desktop Disabled
Move the contents of Desktop to the new location Enabled
Also apply redirection policy to Windows 2000, Windows 2000 server, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 operating systems Disabled
Policy Removal Behavior Restore contents
Policy Removal Behavior Restore contents
Configuration Control Group Policy
Primary Computer Evaluation Not evaluated because primary computer policy is not enabled

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  1. Daisy Zhou 21,046 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello Ming Cheung,

    Thank you for posting in Q&A forum.

    Because folder redirection is user policy, you need to run gpupdate /force or sign out and sign in the user account to make folder redirection GPO refresh.

    However, for several special user configuration GPO settings, such as folder redirection, drive map, script (logon script and logoff script) and disk quota, the user must sign out and sign in the user account again to refresh/apply these GPO settings.

    I hope the information above is helpful.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to let us know.

    Best Regards,

    Daisy Zhou


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