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    Home Drive Mapping Problem

    Some users are not getting their Home Drives mapped but instead the root of the folder gets mapped.
    The home folders are in \\server\staffdata$\%username% (set in the user profile in AD)

    Instead of going directly to the users area it only maps to Staffdata$. Other times it will map correctly. Either way the drive letter (z is used so I know its not because the drive letter is being used locally.

    It just doesnt make sense!

    Using Server 2003 SP2 and XP SP3 clients

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    Hi

    Are you able to reproduce this issue?
    Is it effected for all users or some?
    Is the issue on all PC's or some?

    Sukh

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    Only happens to some users (not the same users all the time and not the same PCs all the time). They will log on and no home drive. Log on again and its there. Has happened to me a couple of times. Seems to be various PCs dotted around school.

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    Sounds like a network latency issue to me or the share could not be accessed at the time. I had this before when the server Could not handle the volume of traffic. When we upgraded the server the problem went away.
    Is this happening at peak times or random?

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    How many DC in your domain?

    Could be an issue with sysvol/netlogon replication.

    Check for the script on each sysvol/netlogon and see if this exists?

    Sukh

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    Hi there,
    I'm currently having the same issue on some of my machines (2K3 Server and 2K DC's, XP clients). The problem is that it happens at random and NOT at peak times, i.e. now when only a couple of people are logging in. All other stuff from Group Policy is applying, login scripts are running however the homedrives are mapping to "\\server\users\" rather than "\\server\users\%username%".

    A couple of PC's had erorrs that I had been looking at as possible causes but I've just had it happen on one, that accoring to the logs, has had a faultless boot. As the Home area is mapped from within the users AD account NOT on a login script it's very confusing and it's random nature makes it very irritating.

    Before I go and re-wite the login scripts so that they map the users home area I was wondring if anyone had managed to find a solution.

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