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Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, drives not showing up in my computer in Technical; hi edugeekers, We have 6 windows 2003 terminal servers, these are connected to by thinclients. When anyone logs on, weather ...
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    drives not showing up in my computer

    hi edugeekers,

    We have 6 windows 2003 terminal servers, these are connected to by thinclients.

    When anyone logs on, weather they be student or domain admin, the My Computer screen is blank, no drives are showing.

    However the drives are there because if i click the drop down arrow on the address bar in my computer they are in that list and accessible from there.

    The setup is group policy hides drives A,B,C and D, and thats it. there should be H, T and u showing.

    This has been working for a year and has only just stopped working.

    As i say i know the drives are being mapped, the only change recently is we have assigned an active desktop wallpaper, which worked for the first day and is now not displaying!

    anyone got any ideas?

    nick

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    Can you not remove the active desk wallpaper and see if the drives reappear?

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    Have the drive letters somehow got assigned to (say) USB drives?

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    hi LeMarchand

    no they havent, these are sunray thin clients so usb drive redirection uses a set port letter.

    thanks

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    Did you make the active desktop wall paper changes through Group Policy? You may want to take a look at this Using Group Policy Objects to hide specified drives and make sure you didn't accidentally change something else in there at the same time.

    It could also be that something is crashing during policy application. I'd control+alt+delete, kill the explorer process and then start a new task and type in Explorer.exe to restart it.

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