Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Home drive not mapping but the rest do. (GPO)(Server2008r2)(XP) in Technical; Hi,
At one of my schools we are moving from script based drive mappings to gpo mappings and moving the ...
9th October 2012, 02:28 PM #1
Home drive not mapping but the rest do. (GPO)(Server2008r2)(XP)
At one of my schools we are moving from script based drive mappings to gpo mappings and moving the files to a new server. I have done this many times at other schools without any issues.
I have removed the mapping entries from the script and created the gpo's.
When a student logs on to a laptop (All XP) all the drives get mapped to the new server except the home drive which still points to the old server. If I disconnect the home drive, reboot the laptop and logon it links to the new server. I do not want to do this for all laptops and all accounts.
gpresult has the new server listed.
What have I missed?
9th October 2012, 03:12 PM #2
It sounds like something possibly related to the user profile. Also, are you using the FQDN? 2008 R2 requires this and XP is perfectly compatible with it.
9th October 2012, 03:25 PM #3
Currently have this \\server\%username%$ which is the same as all the other mapped drives \\server\multimeadia$ \\server\staff etc.
Also it works if I manually delete the old mapping first.
9th October 2012, 03:26 PM #4
Set it up as \\Servername.domain.name\sharename for each share using GPP. Optionally include $ as you did before too.
9th October 2012, 03:33 PM #5
Isnt the home drive mapping done in AD? i.e. in under user properties>Profile>Home Folder.
9th October 2012, 03:56 PM #6
Yes it is, but the principle is the same - AD for home directory and GPP for all other shares, shared as:
9th October 2012, 04:07 PM #7
The LA who I took over from did all the mapping in a script including the home folder. Rather than going in to all users AD settings I wanted to just add a mapping using GP, which I have done at a few other schools I took over without any issues. Isnt the home drive mapping done in AD? i.e. in under user properties>Profile>Home Folder.
I will see if it does make a difference using AD but in practice applying the home folder using GP does work.
9th October 2012, 09:22 PM #8
how many users do you have?
Originally Posted by edutech4schools
not sure its wise having 2000 shares hanging off a server, can't you share out the root folder like so` and have just one share \\server\users
actually you should really be using DFS for this even if you only have one server and don't intend to replicate because it makes migrating the folders so much easier at a later stage. Its much easier done now then later.
11th October 2012, 09:09 AM #9
Only small primary and each class share a login. not sure its wise having 2000 shares hanging off a server
I have created the home drives using AD and that has worked but how do I remove the long location address next to the drive letter. at the moment it is H:server.domain.lan\pupils\year1 as the other drives just have a letter.
11th October 2012, 10:02 AM #10
Haven't tried on home drive before but you could use a vbscript to do it:
mDrive = "drive letter"
Set oShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
oShell.NameSpace(mDrive).Self.Name = "AnyName"
or create a GPP to update the drive.
Last edited by apeo; 11th October 2012 at 10:07 AM.
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