No access to redirected folder

Just a quick blog post if anyone else finds the same problem after following Microsofts article on setting up Redirected Folders

Deploy Folder Redireciton with Offline Files

In my test environment everything went well except I noticed I wasn’t able to access the users file on the file server under the domain or local admin accounts.

To fix this, go back to your GPO and navigate to User Congiruation > Policies > Windows Settings > Folder Replication and modify the properties for each Redirected Folder and uncheck ‘Grant the user exclusive rights to foldername

Of course, don’t forget to perform a gpupdate /force on the computer, however the setting does not seem to change the permissions of existing folders in the share. If anyone knows a better way or a way around this, feel free to leave a comment!


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Adam is the Managing Director of Itopia. He established the IT support business in Brisbane in 2014 in response to the growing demand for reliable, local IT support from business owners in south-east Queensland.

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