+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Missing files... in Technical; Hi all, I would appreciate some feedback to an issue I'm experiencing with a file server in a 2008 R2 ...
  1. #1
    Mr_Jiminy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Posts
    220
    Thank Post
    22
    Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    7

    Missing files...

    Hi all, I would appreciate some feedback to an issue I'm experiencing with a file server in a 2008 R2 domain.

    The problem concerns the sporadic loss of pupil work, from individual home folders. I've included two screenshots, to give an idea of the before and after scenario.

    I have to state that nothing has been changed within group policy, other than to correct an issue surrounding folder redirection, the issue being it unexplainably stopped working (no fault log info to provide).

    I'm finding it very odd that it isn't happening on mass, nor or any of the staff folders affected... Only pupils, and there certainly isn't a pattern... For example, an entire class could log in and only 3 out of 30 would find their home folders missing folders/ files.

    Please feel free to bombard me with questions. I will say I have disabled the folder redirection as a last precaution... My suspicions are at this stage, possibly folder redirection, a client computer issue or some underlying issue with the server (last guess).

    Top image is before, bottom image is after.

    before.jpg
    after.jpg
    Last edited by Mr_Jiminy; 7th November 2012 at 08:00 PM.

  2. #2

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    16,054
    Thank Post
    888
    Thanked 1,729 Times in 1,492 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    454
    What client OS?
    Are staff and student home areas on the same server?
    If so are they in the same share?
    Are they viewable on the server itself?
    Do you have Offline files?
    Do you use folder redirection?

  3. #3
    Mr_Jiminy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Posts
    220
    Thank Post
    22
    Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    7
    Just found this; Windows 7 is deleting users home directories

    Staff and student home are on the same file server.
    Different shares.
    Files aren't viewable on the server (only from backup restore).
    Folder redirection is/was used.
    Offline files only enabled for staff, it's disabled client side for pupils.

  4. #4

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,382
    Thank Post
    1,401
    Thanked 2,420 Times in 1,699 Posts
    Rep Power
    710
    What sort of profiles?

  5. #5
    Mr_Jiminy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Posts
    220
    Thank Post
    22
    Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    What sort of profiles?
    Normal, neither mandatory or roaming are used.

    I suspect the issue is more related to the issues experienced in the link I posted... Which suggest Folder Redirection.

    As a temporary measure this GP has been unassigned and will be tested without for an interim period. I believe the issues came about after I renamed several user intake containers, including user profile paths.

    One thought has been to also run delprof2 on all suite based clients, as the issue is only affected pupils and all pupil network usage is performed through laptops/ computers in this large area.

    Fingers crossed!

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. shadow copies and missing files
    By chazzy2501 in forum Windows Server 2008 R2
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 7th October 2012, 01:55 PM
  2. Missing file: "newsimsdatabase.mdf"
    By button_ripple in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 8th June 2009, 09:46 AM
  3. Missing files/folders??
    By adamf in forum Windows
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 6th January 2009, 09:45 AM
  4. Missing Files from User's Documents
    By LeonieCol in forum Windows
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 2nd September 2008, 03:50 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •