mapping user home folder some times goes to parent folder

mapping user home folder some times goes to parent folder

Post by tree leaf » Wed, 05 Dec 2007 18:20:54


Hi,
this is something strange to me.
the user's home folder in the format of \\server\users$\%username% is mapped
to H: and is defined in te user's account property (not via a logon script).
It is expected that when a user logs on, H: drive should autmatically mapped
to \\server\users$\%usrname%. This is true for most users in most of times.
However, occasionaly some users reported that when they logged on, the H:
drive mapped to \\server\users$ ie the parent folder. When this happens,
disconnect H: and then log-off and on again the correct mapping recovered.

The myth is how could this happen?
As the share \\server\users$ has permission for all users, a user in theory
can map a drive to it. But in reality, unless H: drive has disappeared a
user normally won't re-map it.

Can anyone explain this?
Has anyone had similar exerience?
Thanks
 
 
 

mapping user home folder some times goes to parent folder

Post by Kevin » Sat, 08 Dec 2007 04:40:14

Had this happen. Only on XP boxes though. 2K was fine. Turned out to be the way XP boots, it doesn't wait for the network to be ready before allowing logins and will grant logins based on Cached credentials. Set a Group Policy enforcing the "Always wait for the network to be ready" on an OU that contains all your XP machines. This should clear it up.

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