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    Home drive unavailable

    Hi, when a user logs in the home drive is unavailable only on the wireless laptops now and again, is there any option in group policy to deny logon if the home drive cannot be loaded.. so that it doesnt try and load a tempory profile.

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    there is on server 2008 cos I ticked it the other day...
    Computer Config
    >Policies
    >>Admin Templates
    >>>System
    >>>>Logon
    : Always wait for the network at completer start up and logon

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    Alternatively write a script to see if a drive is avaliable, if a drive is not avaliable, log off.

    Will try do something....

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    Is this because the users profile in in their home drive? I'm sure there is a gpo that say's somthing like, prevent log on if user profile is unavalible but I can't find it after 5 mins looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzy View Post
    Is this because the users profile in in their home drive? I'm sure there is a gpo that say's somthing like, prevent log on if user profile is unavalible but I can't find it after 5 mins looking
    you can tell it to not log on with a tempory profile (Under computer, policies, admin templates, system, user profiles)

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    Thanks for the reply, I already have this option turned on any other ideas..

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    Try this gpo Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>System>User Profiles>Log use off when roaming profile fails, you'll also need the wait for network on start up and logon gpo to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    Thanks for the reply, I already have this option turned on any other ideas..
    run RSOP.msc on a workstation as a user who is having problems and see if there is a confilict

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAckroyd View Post
    you can tell it to not log on with a tempory profile (Under computer, policies, admin templates, system, user profiles)
    Beat me to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzy View Post
    Beat me to it
    I do have it on a piece of paper in from of me so that might be classed as cheating

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    Thanks for all your replys, We dont use network profiles we use local profiles, when a user logs on they get there profiles from the default user on the local station just the home drive is unavailable and this prevents them from saving any work etc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAckroyd View Post
    there is on server 2008 cos I ticked it the other day...
    Computer Config
    >Policies
    >>Admin Templates
    >>>System
    >>>>Logon
    : Always wait for the network at completer start up and logon
    Try this one but as a "local policy" on one of the laptops. that solved a few problems we had a while ago as the policy loads when you start the laptop up and not when the wireless connection starts. worth a try.

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    can you get the the server by name once logged on (ie \\servername\share$) if not try \\IP\share$

    if ip works and name doesn't then you may have dns issues

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    Hi i think ive got a similar problem, Ive just deployed 30 new machines running windows 7 64 bit, the problem thats just started to day is that students logging in but cant acces the H: Drive which is set to as their area. They can see it but error message says that H: is no longer available. I changed the drive letter in script and reapplied it but still same problem. Funny thing is when i deployed the machines in the holidays it seemed fine during testing with student accounts, also its not all the machines just a few, and I have feeling it will be all the machines by the end.

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