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    Home folder not mapping with first login

    I have Home folders mapped to (for example) \\Srv1\Docs\Students\%username%
    but there is an issue where the Home folder does not map when a user logs in to a computer for the first time. If they log out (immediately or not) and back in again it maps fine.
    This happens to both staff and students and it's a PITA coz they have to do this to every 'new' PC they log in to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detjo View Post
    I have Home folders mapped to (for example) \\Srv1\Docs\Students\%username%
    but there is an issue where the Home folder does not map when a user logs in to a computer for the first time. If they log out (immediately or not) and back in again it maps fine.
    This happens to both staff and students and it's a PITA coz they have to do this to every 'new' PC they log in to.
    have you set " user must change password at next log on"
    Last edited by mtdmitchell; 11th November 2010 at 01:47 PM.

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    I havent.
    Am i missing something .. how does that have any bearing on the home folder mapping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by detjo View Post
    I havent.
    Am i missing something .. how does that have any bearing on the home folder mapping?
    I have found that sometimes when creating a new user, on first log on with the change password option ticked they do not actually get any home directory mapped or shared areas.

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    Sounds like you have fast logon enabled, so other settings are still applying in the background once your users first get on.

    Set your workstations: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\ Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon (enabled)

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    example.pngAlso, I have found that the built in group policy redirection settings suck.

    I use a custom admin template that gives you access to all of the user shell folders, see the attachment.

    If you would like this admin template, let me know. I have a few others also.

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    Finally!! got this sorted ..

    I tried both "Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon"
    and "Run logon scripts synchronously"
    but no joy.


    Quote Originally Posted by qcomer View Post
    example.pngAlso, I have found that the built in group policy redirection settings suck.

    I use a custom admin template that gives you access to all of the user shell folders, see the attachment.

    If you would like this admin template, let me know. I have a few others also.
    So i used the custom adm template mentioned above by qcomer, and it did the trick.
    qcomer .. I owe you! Thanks so much

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    Any chance you could provide me with that template? It sounds like something I could definitely use

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    How about I just upload it to this thread - would that be best? I am glad people are FINALLY responding to my post lol. Its great, I like it a lot better than the built in one. Keep in mind it is mainly built for XP. I can try to find or make another one for windows 7. The template is based off some registry changes to the user's shell folder locations. Very simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detjo View Post
    Finally!! got this sorted ..

    I tried both "Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon"
    and "Run logon scripts synchronously"
    but no joy.




    So i used the custom adm template mentioned above by qcomer, and it did the trick.
    qcomer .. I owe you! Thanks so much
    That is what we are here for, right? I feel a little outnumbered at times here because I'm from the US and it seems a lot of our challenges are quite different (staffing, policies, etc) but the tech issues are all the same. Anything I can do to help Us IT folks gotta stick together hah.

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    Here ya go! Let me know if you need any help.

    Another very useful part of this is you can redirect the user's browser history.

    I am not sure what positions you guys have across the ponds but in our districts we have career counselors and guidance counselors.

    You can redirect the history folder to a share (\\server\studenthistory\%username%) and give your counselors, principals, etc. access to the share so that way if something comes up they can access it.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Hi qcomer,

    Does this adm file work on Server 2003 with XP clients. I'm looking at ways to redirect users favorites to their home directories, and thought this was only possible with Server 2008?

    Thanks,

    Stephen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefletch View Post
    Hi qcomer,

    Does this adm file work on Server 2003 with XP clients. I'm looking at ways to redirect users favorites to their home directories, and thought this was only possible with Server 2008?

    Thanks,

    Stephen
    Here are the options in the admin template. Yes it can be used on server 2000-2008 for XP clients.

    Setting State
    AppData Folder
    Temporary Internet Files Folder (Cache)
    Cookies Folder
    Desktop Folder
    Favorites Folder
    History Folder
    Local AppData Folder
    Local Settings Folder
    My Pictures Folder
    My Music Folder
    My Videos Folder
    NetHood Folder
    My Documents Folder (Personal)
    PrintHood Folder
    Programs Folder
    Recent Folder
    SendTo Folder
    Start Menu Folder
    Startup Folder
    Templates Folder

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