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All the contents are pinned and are filled in a redirected folder when the "Folder Redirection" policy setting is applied to a Windows Vista-based computer

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In an Active Directory directory service domain environment, you configure the Folder Redirection policy setting for Windows Vista-based client computers. In this situation, every time that this policy setting is applied, all the contents are pinned and are filled in the redirected folder. However, you expect only the updated contents to be pinned and to be filled when the Folder Redirection policy setting is applied.

This behavior results in lots of unnecessary disk writing operations. For example, the search index has to be updated both for the updated contents and for the original contents in the redirected folder. Also, this problem makes the network performance slow when the Folder Redirection policy setting is applied.

Note The Folder Redirection policy setting will be applied if one the following conditions is true:
  • The Folder Redirection policy setting is changed.
  • You enable the Folder Redirection policy processing policy setting together with the Process even if the Group Policy objects have not changed option.

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista, x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Update.mumNot applicable1,78027-Aug-200719:31Not applicable
X86_2dc000ae850353fd30fb8629a8b074aa_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20668_none_867c2afcb5e590c8.manifestNot applicable70827-Aug-200719:31Not applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-offlinefiles-service_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20668_none_083e11117d80c88a.manifestNot applicable41,02727-Aug-200719:31Not applicable
Microsoft-windows-offlinefiles.mofNot applicable1,93107-Jan-200705:40Not applicable
Windows Vista, 64-bit versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_db2909dd9e56f61e0d8210c447e5fe34_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20668_none_3e57db6e489c4d73.manifestNot applicable71227-Aug-200719:31Not applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-offlinefiles-service_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20668_none_645cac9535de39c0.manifestNot applicable41,06327-Aug-200719:35Not applicable
Update.mumNot applicable1,79027-Aug-200719:31Not applicable
Microsoft-windows-offlinefiles.mofNot applicable1,93107-Jan-200705:40Not applicable
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
You can use the folder redirection feature to redirect folders, such as the My Documents folder, to a network location. After you redirect a folder, you can work with the files in the redirected folder on the network location as if the files were located on a local disk. The files can be automatically backed up during routine server backups.

For more information about the folder redirection feature, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 941067 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 10:02:36 - Revision: 3.0

Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition, Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Ultimate

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