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    Windows XP-SP3 and "Folder redirection"

    Windows 2003 Domain with XP-SP3 clients.

    Before we installed SP3 the "My Documents" folder pointed to seperate network shares for each user. \\servername\homes$\%username%

    After SP3 was deployed we found they all pointed to one users folder (which they had no access to!)

    Rolling back SP3 has cured the problem.

    Thought it worth giving you a "Heads up" on it.

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    Thanks for the heads up... odd error tho, so it just picked a random users' folder? You could redirect 'My Documents' to mappeddrive:\My Documents eg "H:\My Documents".

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    I've deloyed SP3 to a few systems and haven't experienced the problem you report. In saying that, I use \\SERVERNAME\User$ to map My Documents to each user.

    Does this make any difference?

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    I've experienced this same issue. I map my home dirs like so:

    \\servername\homes$\%username%

    but I have also seen instances, especially on RM networks where each user has their own mapped drive - instead of being mapped to a folder within a mapped drive (as described by \\SERVERNAME\User$).

    I have found that for some reason users seem to have their home dir mapped to:

    \\servername\homes$

    instead of

    \\servername\homes$\%username%

    so they can see every other students homedir! NTFS permissions obviously stop them from browsing another students homedir but it is a real pain. Luckily I haven't rolled out SP3 and happened to notice this whilst testing.

    Hope this saves a few people problems!!

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    It's interesting. I wonder if the %username% variable is causing the problem?

    Within AD I setup home drives as \\SERVERNAME\USERNAME$ (where USERNAME$ is an actual logon name, not a variable)! I then use Autoshare to automatically share all the home folders. In my initial testing XP SP3 did not break my configuration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    It's interesting. I wonder if the %username% variable is causing the problem?

    Within AD I setup home drives as \\SERVERNAME\USERNAME$ (where USERNAME$ is an actual logon name, not a variable)! I then use Autoshare to automatically share all the home folders. In my initial testing XP SP3 did not break my configuration.
    that could be right, as i dont use the variable either and i have not had this issue that is reported.

    james

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