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    Home folder problems for a few users

    Let me start off by saying this is not a new installation it has been in place for years and no changes have been made to the servers:

    I'm having a strange problem with 3 users on my network all my users have a mapped Home Directory Drive "Z" via the home path variable in the profile tab.
    Occasionally I would have a user lose their "z" drive and a simple restart would suffice. Some people earlier this year experienced a persistent loss of their "z" drive and I changed the path from:

    \\Server\Users\"Username"


    to

    \\S11KNOX.knoxschool.local\users\"Username"


    However after a power loss on the Server room (3) users haven't been able to get their "z" drive back - no matter where they login, although others have no problem logging in on the same machine.
    I have looked at past posts and tried the "delete the desktop.ini file and it will restore it to its former state." = No luck

    The only relation they all share is their offices are located in the same area of the building (but other users in the same area and or office are fine).

    Any ideas?

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    Is there otherwise full network connectivity? Are they able to log on elsewhere, can other users log on to their PCs?

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    have you tried the ip address of the server to rule out dns issues,, e.g //10.0.0.1/users/%username%

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    For windows xp clients, look in C:\WINDOWS\Debug\UserMode\userenv.log it is where windows logs this sort of stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agiuliano View Post
    "z" drive back - no matter where they login, although others have no problem logging in on the same machine.
    I have looked at past posts and tried the "delete the desktop.ini file and it will restore it to its former state." = No luck

    The only relation they all share is their offices are located in the same area of the building (but other users in the same area and or office are fine).
    Any ideas?
    They all have full conectivity

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    All the affected system are Win 7 (1) 32bit & (2) 64bit I have a Winxp user in the area, but they a not experiencing any problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by victory2012 View Post
    have you tried the ip address of the server to rule out dns issues,, e.g //10.0.0.1/users/%username%
    trying that right now - also there was a mention in a port about creating a Dword in the registry "Formatdatabase" but that did't work either.

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    The ip address trick failed to work... it looks like a definite account issue.

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    Have you checked the permissions both ntfs and share on the server.

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    So, to reiterate what I said originally - can they log on elsewhere, can others log onto those stations? Basic checks first...

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    Yup like I said in the OP "(3) users haven't been able to get their "z" drive back - no matter where they login although others have no problem logging in on the same machine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by free780 View Post
    Have you checked the permissions both ntfs and share on the server.
    Yes rechecked them.... although nothing on the server has been changed, I am the sole IT person on staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agiuliano View Post
    Yup like I said in the OP "(3) users haven't been able to get their "z" drive back - no matter where they login although others have no problem logging in on the same machine"
    Ack, my apologies!

    How are those drives mapped, via GPO/GPP or script? If GPO/GPP what does gpresult throw out?

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    Have you rebooted the switch that the servers are plugged into. Have you checked the dns records on all of the dns servers. Have you checked if the servers are replicating. Have you checked the servers are regosteted in dns. Have you checked the time on the clients and servers.

    Richard

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    Dont forget mapped drives dont work well with scripts on windows 7 use the gpo intead.

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