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We run a mix of XP and Win 7. On the profiles in AD it is set that the ...
20th September 2011, 09:19 PM #1
Network Drive issue
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.
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20th September 2011, 09:23 PM #2
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?
20th September 2011, 09:24 PM #3
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.
20th September 2011, 09:25 PM #4
It's a gpo setting which links it I thought?
Originally Posted by AngryTechnician
20th September 2011, 09:28 PM #5
Thanks all. Will dump
net share h: /home tomorrow and see what happens with both XP and 7.
20th September 2011, 09:36 PM #6
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.
21st September 2011, 07:54 PM #7
Originally Posted by jamesfed
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.
21st September 2011, 08:01 PM #8
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,
Thanks to bladedanny from:
jgcracknell (21st September 2011)
21st September 2011, 08:35 PM #9
I think you might have cracked it! Will check in the morning.
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