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GPO folder redirect permissions error

By paulsenj ·
Windows 2k Server
ActiveDir
98/2k/xp clients
Moving home directories from one volume to another.

I use Group Policy to redirect My Documents to the users home directory on the network. This works fairly well until I need to move or delete those home folders. When I try to move or delete them I get a permissions error with files under the My Pictures folder. It seems to be an inheritance issue, as in they don't.

The permissions are usually correct (with the check already in the "inherit permissions" box) but I have to touch (right-click and hit the security tab then answer yes the the pop-up question of "The permissions are not all the same") all of the files then it just recognizes the permissions it was supposed to inherit in the first place and I can move or delete it. Some (very few) aren't even picking up the default "inherit permissions" setting.

In any event this makes for a long process for moving or deleting those directories. Does anyone have a solution for this?

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by collignond In reply to GPO folder redirect permi ...

I've had a similar problem, the way I corrected it was to take ownership of the directory move it and give ownership back to the user.

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by paulsenj In reply to

I tried that, but it won't recognize that ownership unless I go into the security settings of each of the files first. Any other ideas? If this were on Linux it would have taken about 5 minutes.

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