Folder redirection, KFM to OneDrive for business

MEDiAHORAN88 36 Reputation points
2021-03-05T09:51:43.823+00:00

Hi! I'm in the process of doing KFM to OneDrive for business, I've set it up and it works, however I have one issue, I create a new Folder Redirect GPO that duplicates the old Folder Redirect GPO.

The new GPO creates a folder named "Documents" and the old GPO create "My Documents". So what happens is that the user that receives the new GPO and denies the old one now have "My documents" (where all their document files are, created from the old GPO, that is obviously not synced anymore) and a newly created empty "Document" folder which is now synced to the file share.

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Has this anything to do with that the old GPO was created during 2018 and maybe used older .admx revision? I would like to create an exact copy of the old GPO since I need to "Redirect data to local profile" for the users applying the new GPO in order to transfer their KFMs to C: and after that apply OneDrive GPOs, in other words it must transfer back "My documents" to "My documents" and not "Documents" which is newly created and empty.

As it is now it works perfectly to migrate Desktop and Pictures but it transfers the empty "Document" folder and not the "My Documents" folder where the real user data is stored. Sorry for my English. [1]: /api/attachments/74727-screenshot-2021-03-05-102755.png?platform=QnA

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  1. DonPick 1,261 Reputation points
    2021-03-07T03:39:45.26+00:00

    this article may be helpful

    https://thepointyside.wordpress.com/2018/11/08/folder-redirection-documents-vs-my-documents/

    Also, to my knowledge, FolderRedirection doesn't use ADMX at all, instead, fdeploy.dll etc is where the logic is kept.

    (Whilst many GP settings are quite simple registry keys/values, some GP is done using specific DLLs instead and ADMX is irrelevant for those. (QoS/802.1X, FolderRedirection, GPPreferences, Firewall, are examples, none of these use ADMX)

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  1. MEDiAHORAN88 36 Reputation points
    2021-03-05T10:17:15.323+00:00

    Didn't think of it but I googled and saw that you can copy the GPO: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-firewall/copy-a-gpo-to-create-a-new-gpo

    So this is probably going to work, however I am still curious how you would solve this without copying? Older revision of policy definitions .admx?

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