Here’s the scenario. We are currently using Microsoft Folder Redirection to redirect persona data (Desktop, Documents, and Favorites) from both Virtual and Physical computers for over 8,000 users. Moving forward we are beginning a Windows 7 deployment utilizing VMware’s Persona Management to redirect persona data, but on a much larger scale to include Application Data and Microsoft Templates as a start. The problem we are running in to is Persona Management works flawlessly when the data is being redirected to a Windows share, but fails when redirected to a CIFS share on our SAN. From what I can tell we are not the only customers with this issue and solutions point to permissions on the share. We ran into the same problem with our VMware ThinApps (self-contained streaming applications) and moved these applications to a Windows share to correct it.
Here is a VMware community page discussing the same issue with Persona Management.