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    wired my documents problem

    Okay everything was fine yesturday,
    but came in today and people are complaining that they cant access my documents.

    if you go to my computer > u:\ drive works fine
    if you click my documents on the desktop works fine

    but
    if you open any program, click open or save then click my documents you get access denied
    if you click my computer then u:\ drive it works fine

    please help before i go mad.

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    Re: wired my documents problem

    What a coincidence, we've got something similar, although it only seems to be affecting Office.
    My Documents links work fine in all programs except MS Office 2003 where we get
    You do not have access to the folder '\\Thor\Non Profile'. See your administrator for access to this folder.
    We can bypass by going 'My Computer' > 'U:\', but it's more a temporary workaround than a permanent fix.

    Any others having/had this problem?

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    Re: wired my documents problem

    im gonna dial in over the weekend and try a few things ill let you know if i get anywhere

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    Re: wired my documents problem

    I've got the same but affecting the my documents on the desktop. I've tried setting it to various unc's and also their h:\ but it comes up access denied.

    Ben

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    Re: wired my documents problem

    If you've set up the UNC path check the share permissions as well see if the user has access?

    Wes

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    Re: wired my documents problem

    I have a similar problem but mine is due to them not being allowed to read the root of the UNC share I think... basically they just have to select H: from the drop down and live with it

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    Re: wired my documents problem

    My users can all access their h:\ drive fine. This has only happened with the new 2003 server I've installed and moved the user too so something somewhere is not right.

    Ben

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    Re: wired my documents problem

    Same here - desktop shortcut access denied. Some newly created users work fine tho' - i've tried profiles and it's not that.

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    Re: wired my documents problem

    Aargh!

    Now i'm getting the root of the share mapped as H:, PLUS the desktop icon denies access!

    My users can access the root, and get into thier home folder. A real PITA tho'. What did I do wrong!

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    Re: wired my documents problem

    What are your naming conventions for home dir shares?

    we use \\server\username$ and the scripts gpos will map My Documents by looking at username$.

    If sharename <> username$ saving to My Documents doesn't work in programs, but accessing the drive from the drop-down address bar does.

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    Re: wired my documents problem

    The home drive shares are at: \\server\usertshome$\%username%

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    Re: wired my documents problem

    Since I've gone over to using \\server\usershare\%username% for home drive and My Docs redirect I've had to add an ACE to the folder which is shared as 'usershare'. I just give Authenticated Users List and limit it to 'this folder only' so it does not propogate to the user folders. This solved my Office access issues.

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    Re: wired my documents problem

    \\server\username$

    Its even easier No problems here

    Have seen ind13's problem happen here too - in most cases its been a server restart, but its all a little confusing as to why its been happening. Nothing this week tho that I'm aware of.

    Cheers
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    Re: wired my documents problem

    i sorted it, over the weekend
    over the summer i changed from \\server\%username%
    to \\servername\share\%username%

    i added auth users > list, same as ajbritton mentioned.

    tarquel, the reason i changed it is so when i create new users in AD, i just have to put \\server\share\%username% as there home folded and it creates the folder and sets the permissions for you.

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    Re: wired my documents problem

    Ok I think I've just found the cause of my problem.

    Make sure that the folder you are trying to redirect to is owned by the user that it's being redirected for so:

    \\server\bsmith$ -> d:\home\students\bsmith must be owned by bsmith or the redirection will fail.

    Now just got to reset the ownership on 700+ users home folders.

    Ben

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