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    I would never manually create the computer account. Try just joining one of the new machines from a fresh install of windows from the client. Then locate it in AD and move it from computers into the correct ou.. Test it and hopefully it should be ok. Try gpresult if not and check its applying the correct policies etc
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    Thanks.

    You guys are just the business. Rejoined one of the pc's to the network and I'm getting interesting results. With Admin powers and one of the student users I have so far tried I'm getting the right settings for internet access and picking up the network printers. With two other student users I'm getting the home directory on the server but having to set the printers and home directory. So not perfect but a heap better than it was. I've now got to figure out how to get the log on to pick up all the settings every time!

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    You guys are just the business. Rejoined one of the pc's to the network and I'm getting interesting results. With Admin powers and one of the student users I have so far tried I'm getting the right settings for internet access and picking up the network printers. With two other student users I'm getting the home directory on the server but having to set the printers and home directory. So not perfect but a heap better than it was. I've now got to figure out how to get the log on to pick up all the settings every time!
    Once you've moved the computer object into the correct OU, on the workstation go to Start > Run and type gpupdate /force A command window will appear. When asked to restart press y and then press enter.

    The computer will now look to the server and use all the latest policies. By the sounds of things the policies are working fine, but you're having problems getting home drives to map correctly.

    Could you post the code you're using for a logon script? If the script is ok then it would usually point to a permissions issue. Also with XP SP3, from what other users have reported, different methods of mapping drives have different results.

    \\servername\username$ is the one that works and the method that I use to map user home drives in AD.

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