I saw nother question exactly describing my problem asked a few months ago, but it's still open, so I'm going to ask it again. Here is what the original question said:
"I have customers running in an Active Directory environment with Windows 2003 server and XP clients. The server has a share called 'home" and each user has an individual folder under that share. Their user profiles are setup to connect their h: drive to \\servername\home\userfolder, but about half of the time at login, the h: will map to \\servername\home only. It won't connect them to their folder.
Permissions are correct and they can access their folder. What could be happening here? "
I am having this same problem -- I tried deleting the folders, and creating them through the AD "Profile" tab, and this seemed to fix the problem once everyone rebooted. This morning, though, I've been getting email to indicate that the problem is back.
I have a share on the server, ch$. Under that, everyone has their own folder, created through the profile tab, the same as their user name. This is set to connect to their Y: drive.
When they log onto the system, they are often getting this Y: drive to map only to the ch$ share.
I can manually map to their folder from their machine, but the automatic mapping from the profile sometimes won't happen.