Ok I created new users and copied data across. Then I tried to modify the home drive setting for the users to point to where their folders were and got an error saying the home drives couldn't be created because the network path could not be found. I'd set their homedrive to \\server\c\users\students\%username% which is where their data is.
does anyone have any ideas why this is happening?
This is because the path you have done, you need to do this on a shared folder.
You should do this
share the students folder, make sure you do the share name with a dollar sign at the end, with the correct security permissions of course (both the ntfs and the share)
Then you can you this path \\servername\students$\%username%
Thanks for your help @pritchardavid. If I go in to one users properties and put the path to the home folder \\servername\students$\%username% it comes up with a warning saying the folder already exists and asking me if I want to assign rights for this user to access that folder, I click yes and it works a treat.
The problem is when I try to do it on multiple objects I get the following error and it doesn't work:
%1 home folder was not created because it already exists.
I don't want to have to go through users by user.
Is there an easy fix for this?
Thanks all, just to let you know I've now solved this using NTFSFix :)
That's good dan!
Just to tell you for future use, if you were to have highlighted all the users, then go to the properties, tick the home drive and then put in the path, it would have done it for all the users.