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    Vista Renames Server 2003 home folders

    Hello
    We have Windows 2003 Servers and Some Vista Clients. When I use my Vista client to browse all our users folders which are stored on our 2003server e.g START RUN \\servername\staffareas
    Some of the folders have been relabled "Downloads" or "Documents" instead of the users's name so I can't actually see whos folder I am looking at.
    When I browse these folders directly on my server, it seems fine... each folder is named according to the user. - eg. \\SERVERNAME\STAFFAREAS\smith-a
    Help
    PLEASE SEE ATTACHED FILE FOR SCREEN SHOTS
    I noticed some peopel suggesting that the hidden desktop.ini might be the reason... but when I delete this file out of a home folder... it reappears when they log back on and the problem comes back. I have even made the file read only.. but it does not fix the problem
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    I had this same problem, see my thread here: http://www.edugeek.net/forums/showthread.php?t=9246

    I never did try the solutions I just got rid of the vista machines but you should give it a go

    Rob

    *Edit* Sorry I didn't read the entire post and it appears you have already tried the solutions provided.
    Last edited by Scruff; 17th January 2008 at 01:14 PM.

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    This is a Vista 'feature'. It's working as intended, and there's no way to stop Vista from doing this.

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    And i'm sure there is a very good reason for it, shame I can't think what it is...

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    Recursively delete all the desktop.ini files, it will reveal the names again

    will also speed up browsing the folders list loads

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    Thanks everyone... found a solution in the end... I used a logon script that fixed the problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by MACLURE-E View Post
    Thanks everyone... found a solution in the end... I used a logon script that fixed the problem
    Care to share the script or where you got it from? thanks!

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    Thumbs up Script

    Yes, please reveal the script as I feel when my latest batch of laptops arrive I may have similar issues...

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    I don't understand what the 'purpose' of this Vista feature is. It doesn't look like a great idea from where I'm sitting.

    Does anyone know why this happens? It must make administering folders an absolute nightmare

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    The would be handy for the wiki...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I don't understand what the 'purpose' of this Vista feature is.
    Don't worry, some of us are still trying to understand the purpose of Vista itself

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    Im turning to opensource, Vista is for me either.

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    Hey just found this http://vistavitals.blogspot.com/2007...sers-home.html as i am looking into why my new vista laptop isn't red-directing the home at all!!

    thought it might be useful

    Stu

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    If you have 2003 R2 or 2008, just set up a file screen to block desktop.ini from being written to the volume your staff/student shares are on

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    Oops_my_bad nice outside of the box thinking there :-)

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