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    Strange home folder behaviour

    Earlier today I had a student that was logged into 2 computers and on one computer he had all his files but on another computer 3 of them were missing. (the files were located in his home folder) So I logged into the folder on the server to check if its just the desktops but none of the missing files were displayed. He was working on the missing files at the time. I created a text file and that appeared in his home folders. I couldn't work out why the files weren't showing up on the other computers though. I don't think its an issue as such but its certainly odd.

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    How odd!
    don't suppose they are hidden files .. and the one PC he can see them on is able to view hidden files, perhaps?

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    We have always worked to prevent multiple logons: Stations logged on but unattended allow for the deletion of work causing us extra aggravation when the work has to be restored. Also when we impose a sanction [No Internet, no logon at all] preventing duplicate logons stops the offender sharing passwords with a friend when that friend is in the same class and has an IT based lesson at the same time.

    Why do you permit it? [Out of interest]

    Thanks.

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    Nope no hidden files. It certainly was odd and I couldn't offer a resolution.

    @DaveP I guess its something that differs from organisation to organisation, its not really a problem here and in this instance he was only logged onto one of the computers and when some of his files were missing, logged into another computer to view them.
    In greater numbers it would become an issue I agree. We use Impero so spotting duplicate logons is easy and Impero its self could be configured to not allow duplicate logons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    ...We use Impero so spotting duplicate logons is easy and Impero its self could be configured to not allow duplicate logons.
    Indeed. Since adding Impero to our network admin armory the task of preventing duplicate logons is much simpler.

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    It sounds like this user may have had a failover to local profile on that computer at some point and created this files. In that instance, the files would only reside on the local computer as folder redirection would have temporarily been unavailable (loss of network).

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    It would appear this is the issue. Office documents "becoming" .tmp files

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