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Mapped drive is not persistent and desktop items disappear after logging out of W2K and back in.

Posted on 2006-11-13
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When logging off from W2K and back in (same user account), desktop items that were created are no longer there and mapped drives are no longer mapped, even though the 'reconnect at login' checkbox is selected when the drive was mapped.

I cannot find a policy or a setting that is causing this behavior. Anyone have any ideas?
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by:saw830
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Hi evilwalrus77,
is it possible that the account is a mandatory account?  much like a roaming profile, except the changes to the profile don't get written back to the server?

Hope this helps,
Alan
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by:evilwalrus77
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Very possible...I'm not familiar with mandatory accounts. Please educate me...how do I tell and is it possible to change them?

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saw830 earned 2000 total points
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Hi,

Yes, it is possible to change to/from roaming profiles and mandatory accounts.

Here is a Microsoft official document:
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/3bd7900c-6145-461d-89f2-c12a8c6dd7301033.mspx?mfr=true

Here are a couple of other documents that might be easier to follow:
http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/netos/article.php/625291
http://www.jsifaq.com/SF/Tips/Tip.aspx?id=5450

Alan
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by:evilwalrus77
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Saw830,

Thanks for the quick responses. They were very much appreciated. The problem is definitely account specific. Logging in as any other user resolves the issue. The AD doesn't show any signs of being a mandatory or roaming profile, but I do believe that one of the security groups that it is a member of is causing the issue. I'm working with our Server/Storage team to isolate the account setting causing the problem.

Thanks again.
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by:saw830
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Hi,

Another thought...

Have this account been tested on another PC?  That might help determine if it is domain account specific or something about that profile on that specific PC.
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