How can I preserve the My Documents path when migrating a GPO to a different domain?
NetIQ Group Policy Administrator 4.6
GPA does not preserve folder redirection settings when importing a GPO into a different domain.
The path you specified for My Documents in the GPO changes when you import the GPO into a different domain.
If you set the My Documents path in the GPO to \\%HOMESHARE%%HOMEPATH%\My Documents, when you import the GPO into a different domain, the My Documents path changes to \\%HOMESHARE%%HOMEPATH%\My Documents\%USERNAME%\My Documents.
This is a known issue you may experience when you import a GPO into a different domain. When you import a GPO into a different domain, GPA adds %USERNAME%\My Documents to the My Documents path.
NetIQ Group Policy Administrator version 4.6 Hotfix 50123 addresses this issue.
This hotfix addresses an issue where Group Policy Administrator (GPA) does not preserve folder redirection settings when importing a GPO between different domains. These settings are located in User Configuration\Windows Settings\Folder Redirection. This hotfix resolves this issue by ensuring the folder redirection settings remain the same regardless of the domain into which you import the GPO.
To install this hotfix, perform the following steps on each computer where you installed the GPA Console:
- Close all GPA user interfaces.
- Run the GPA46000_Hotfix50123.exe file.
This hotfix modifies the faGPBackupOps.dll file.
By default, this file is located in the Program Files\NetIQ\Group Policy Administrator 4.6\bin folder.
For more information, contact Technical Support at www.netiq.com/support.