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Losing Profile Mapped Drives

Posted on 2004-04-22
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For all my users I have mapped their personal home drives using the profile tab in user’s properties. For some reason the drives do not appear when they login from time to time. Also, sometimes it maps to the root folder which is the parent folder that stores every user’s home directory. I am using Windows 2000 servers and my users are running XP Pro.
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by:magus123
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create a shortcut mapped drive on the desktop an see if the problem gos away.

also a login script that maps a drive when it starts up for that praticluar user
well help to .

add the script if possible to the group that their in.

good time to learn
about mapping command

map.
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by:bluedragon99
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yup login script would be good if your on a domain.
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by:iamgod
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I suspect your problem is that the method used using windows98 clients and Xp clients is different in mapping home folders. If using Xp set  home path to be \\servername\%username%. if you used the method \\servername\profiles\%username%, problems can occur.
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by:Javier_G
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I suppose the shortcut would work but I was trying to find more of a solution then a work around. I do use login scripts for drives that are shared but I don't think that could work in this case since it consists of only personal drives. Just to clarify I am not mapping drives in XP, it is done in Active Directory, XP is just the client. In AD when you select a user's properties, there is a profile tab. In the profile tab I have set a unc path in the "Home Folder>Connect" section.
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by:mmahelpdesk
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We are having the exact same problem.  Did anyone ever find the solution?
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