windows 7 - folder re-direction/offline files issue

Discussion in 'Server Security' started by Guest, May 21, 2009.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi all,

    I have a workstation client running Windows 7 that is having difficulty
    opening any documents from the My Documents folder. We are running Windows
    2003 SP2 Domain Controller that has all the users My Documents re-directed
    via GPO to a DFS based file share. I have verified all the NTFS & Share
    permissions are correct. All other clients (Windows XP) have no problems.
    However the Windows 7 client cannot open any document (Word, Excel, PDF,
    Text etc) and gets an "Access Denied" message. What is weird is if I
    navigate directly to the actual server file share (one of the target roots
    of the DFS) then everything works fine. I am able to open and save files OK.

    Any ideas?
    Guest, May 21, 2009
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  2. Guest

    Greg Stigers Guest

    I assume from your description that you cannot save a new file into a folder
    in the DFS share? Does your Windows 7 PC list the name of the domain hosting
    the DFS as a Local Intranet site in Internet options?
    Greg Stigers, MCSE
    remember to vote for the answers you like
    Greg Stigers, May 21, 2009
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Correct I am unable to access a specific folder inside a DFS share. Neither
    read or write works. I get access denied for both. The weird thing is that I
    have other folders inside the DFS root that work fine. There is just a
    problem with this on target folder.

    \\domain.local\dfs\public - work fine
    \\domain.local\dfs\users\param\My Documents - access denied (read or write)

    My domain is listed under Trusted Sites in Internet Options. How would I
    check if my domain is listed under Local Intranet site in Internet Options?

    BTW, I am running Windows 7 Build 7100 x64.

    Guest, May 22, 2009
  4. Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], May 22, 2009
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I get a page not found when I login to the link you provided below.
    Guest, May 22, 2009
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