DSfW: Folder Redirection fails

  • 7015034
  • 08-May-2014
  • 08-May-2014


Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP2 (OES 11 SP2)
Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (OES 11 SP1)
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP3 (OES 2SP3)
Domain Services for Windows


Folder redirection rules do not work
Cannot configure folder redirection
Group policies do not work if they contain folder redirection


Group policies that deal with folder redirection will not work if the folders are set on any of the following:

  • Novell CIFS
  • Novell Samba
The folders must be set up on the Linux non Novell Samba server or a DSfW server for the folder redirection to work. The samba server must then be joined to the domain for a trust to be established.


CIFS or Novell Samba are not joined to the DSfW domain.  Only samba servers joined to the domain, which allows the workstation to access the server, work or DSfW server in the domain.