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Hi I hope soneone can help.

We have a W2k server which we are using as a home folder server.
The home folders are split up as follows
\\servername\users1$\%username%
\\servername\users2$\%username%

We have a template account %username% which maps its i: drive to \\servername\users1$\%username% , so that when the helpdesk has to create a new account, i.e. jimsmith a home folder is automatically created as \\servername\users1$\jimsmith and jim smith has full rights to this home folder.
All very well so far, but here is the problem.
When jimsmith logs in his i: drive only maps to \\servername\users1$ & not his own home folder. But when we do a START-RUN-\\servername\users1$\jimsmith he can access his home folder.
Why won't it map when he logs in ?
The users1$ share is setup with permissions as FULL for USERS group as well as FULL for the HELPDESK & SERVER ADMINS groups.
Security permissions as setup as local administrators, domain Server admins groups having full rights.

Can someone see whats wrong ? I can't understand why it won't map but START-RUN and typing in the path will allow the user access.
HELP !
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by:Kristian_Hansen
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Hi Paul

I've seen a problem like that on our network. The problem was that the user had to owner when he mapped to the home folder. In the resuurce kit there is a tool named subinacl that can change owner on a folder.

Try this.

Kristian_Hansen
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by:paulwade
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Hi Kristan

Just done a bit more digging & things get weirder.
The server that the folders are on is a W2k server.
If you login using a W2k workstation then the drive maps ok !
If you login using a NT4 workstation then it only maps as far as \\servername\users$

Anyone know why ?

Paul
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Dufo G. Belski earned 500 total points
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Yes.  NT4 can only map one level deep.  You would have to create a share (preferably a hidden share) for %username% and then map directly to that:

net use x: \\servername\%username%$
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by:Dufo G. Belski
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Thanks, glad to help.  I'm wondering, though, if you read the grading tips, and if so, why you rated this a C?
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