Hey all. I'm hoping you might be able to help with this one. I'm reaching out to Reddit, as well, as I'm feeling as though this situation is growing dire.
First off, let me give you a heads up by saying I've scoured the internet looking for a solution, and all I could continue to come up with was references to a WMI issue for Server 2012 Essentials. We do not have that version, and since I still can't fix this bugger of an issue, here I am.
A little brief info for you on our environment. I took over the sysadmin work for a small K-12 last year in August. This system was in place when I took over: we have one physical server machine. It's a Lenovo box with ESX and several VMs. There's a VM for our file server (Server 2012 R2 Datacenter), our App Server (same version), our DC01 (same version), and our DC02 (Server 2008).
I am getting ready to move all staff to Windows 10 on their machines, but I want to get folder redirection working. Please note, I am NOT roaming their profiles, and I am NOT redirecting their AppData. Our network is not sufficient for those two items, and most staff members use their own computers 99% of the time anyways.
The reason for the folder redirection is two-fold. One, so I don't have to manually redirect their user folder paths to the file server, and two, so that if I forget to do that, they aren't saving to their local computer where it doesn't get backed up. A teacher isn't going to dig for their home directory on our file server. They're going to click My Documents and save it there no matter where it's going on the back end.
Anywaysssss. To the issue at hand. I have implemented the GPO for Folder Redirection. And I have test it and found it to be working in Windows 7. However, when logging in to a Windows 10 machine, it logs in with a temporary profile and does not redirect the folders.
Does anyone have any ideas? Even though we don't have 2012 Essentials, I tried to create a WMI filter anyways just for shoots and gigglies, and it didn't do a thing.
So why is this working on Windows 7 machines and not Windows 10?
Thanks for ANY suggestions. I've sunk about 10 hours into this troubleshooting, and I'm currently spinning up a Virtual Box to test it there too. I can't quite figure it out.
BTW, if the solution is to upgrade the 2k8 server to 2012, I can do that, but was hoping to wait until 2016 was out in September-ish.
Note for mods: This could definitely be server administration, but I'm not sure if the issue resides on the server or client side. Move it if you wish!