Mapped drives disappear offline
Strange problem this one... I have just added a new 2008 R2 DC and migrated all shares, printers, etc across. Cleared offline file cache and allowed it to rebuild on laptops which works properly for all redirected folders. There are several drives pointing to various shares which are mapped through a VB logon script. Before the move to 2008, these mapped fine and users could select files/folders to be made offline. When at home, they opened My Computer, opened the relevant mapped drives and accessed their offline files. After the move to 2008, the drives mapped fine, files/folders can be selected to be made available offline, however, when at home, they go to My Computer and no mapped drives are visible.
After investigating, if the users open an offline file on one of the mapped drives via their 'Recent Documents' list, the file opens correctly and the mapped drives suddenly appear. Alternatively, if, in explorer, you enter the UNC path to the folder or share e.g. \\server\staff$\Reports the folder opens and the mapped drives reappear.
I've done a temporary workaround by placing a shortcut on the users desktop that links to the UNC path of the share but I'm really stumped as to why this has started happening. Any ideas?