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    Network Drive issue

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    We run a mix of XP and Win 7. On the profiles in AD it is set that the home folder is H: \\server\%username%$

    and on login a bat file that states

    net share H: /home

    this works in XP - but in Win 7 H:\ is not set to the home share. Yet the Documents folder is linked OK.

    Any thoughts?

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    Normally the home drive should be mapped without that batch file - for us, just setting it in AD has always been enough, both on XP and 7.

    Does H: map at all in 7 (i.e. does the drive appear but is broken), or is it absent entirely?

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    Any errors in logs? There is an option in gpo to automatically map the home directory from ad rather then needing to put it in login script.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    Normally the home drive should be mapped without that batch file - for us, just setting it in AD has always been enough, both on XP and 7.

    Does H: map at all in 7 (i.e. does the drive appear but is broken), or is it absent entirely?
    It's a gpo setting which links it I thought?

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    Thanks all. Will dump

    net share h: /home tomorrow and see what happens with both XP and 7.

    J.

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    Sorry if I've got this wrong but-
    You should be using UNC paths e.g. \\server\year2011\<username> when mapping the My Documents (and other simlar folders) with Windows 7 (and its best pratice in XP as well) - if you are trying to map it against a network drive it just simply won't work.

    This UNC process is called 'Folder Redirection' you can find it in the User side of Group Policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    Sorry if I've got this wrong but-
    You should be using UNC paths e.g. \\server\year2011\<username> when mapping the My Documents (and other simlar folders) with Windows 7 (and its best pratice in XP as well) - if you are trying to map it against a network drive it just simply won't work.

    This UNC process is called 'Folder Redirection' you can find it in the User side of Group Policy.
    Hi

    H: which is what the folder share is set to in AD and works in XP doesn't work in Win 7.

    Have taken out net share h: /home in the script too. Other drives map fine either by script or using AD. Just not the home folder. No issues at all in XP.

    J.

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    Might sound obvious but it once got me. There aren't any card readers or anything on your windows 7 machines that might be taking up H: drive? Windows 7 hides unused drives by default so might still be hogging H: even though it doesn't show in my computer.

    Just a thought

    Hope it helps,

    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by bladedanny View Post
    Might sound obvious but it once got me. There aren't any card readers or anything on your windows 7 machines that might be taking up H: drive? Windows 7 hides unused drives by default so might still be hogging H: even though it doesn't show in my computer.

    Just a thought

    Hope it helps,

    Dan
    I think you might have cracked it! Will check in the morning.



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