So, I create a share. I create a folder called profiles. I set user profile path in AD to said share for two users:
user2 in this case. I log on to a machine using
user1 account. When I log in with the first account, I see on the Desktop 2 folders:
user2.V2 which is not what I wanted.
Users have their AD profile path as:
\server\Users\profiles\user1 for user 1 \server\Users\profiles\user2 for user 2
So, I check folder redirects for
user1, somehow a redirect got in there for desktop and was pointed to
\server\Users\profiles. So, I revert that GP setting to Redirect to the local user profile location. I also remove this users' roaming profile location setting. Go back to machine,
gpupdate /force and log back in as
user1. The profile folders still seem to be the same.
Roaming profile: N/A Folder redirection: N/A
Well, that's weird. Maybe it's cached and those folders are showing up accidentally. I'll try and delete them. It seems I can't I'll make a new folder... surely it won't show up... It seems to still be on the server in the roaming profile folder, which isn't set and in the redirected desktop location isn't set either...
It seems strange these days to expect that changing a setting on a Windows machine would have any effect at all. That is until one of those mystery-reboot-something-changed-happenstances.
So, why would my folders still be redirecting if both
rsop show nothing hinting at folder redirection nor roaming profiles?