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Users unable to save to home drives

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Hi,

we're currently experiencing a problem with users saving data to their home drives.

We're running Server 2003 R2 with users on Window XP. The users 'My Documents' folder is synchronised with their H drive which is folder kept on a file server with only the user and domain admin being able to access. The H drive is mapped by the profile when the user logs on, not by a batch/script file.

They are now experiencing problems saving data to the 'My Documents' folder. They get a 'Access Denied' error. yet clearly they have full control.

I suspect this is more a server problem than OS as not everyone gets the same problem, nor do they get the problem if they save to the H drive.

Sorry if it is the wrong section, but if anyone can shed some light on this problem, it'd be a great help.

Many thanks,

Lewis Hardwick
Laserform
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Just check whether you have any Disk Quota enabled. This also may cause this issue
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seen it recently. Jump on to the server and find a users profile. properties - security - give the user full control - advanced - untick inherit and select remove (or copy if you want to keep current permission as well) then tick replace on child objects.

That shoudl fix it

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Hi guys,

sorry for the delay. I tried as you suggested Jay_Jay70, but I'm still getting no joy. It's only Outlook (2003) that appears to have the problem. Word, Excel etc are fine...
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Top Expert 2006

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Why is outlook trying to access their home drives?

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Commented:
Saving attachments, draft emails etc
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your kidding me, that is the only thing that is being blocked?!?!?! you got me there...

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Deadly serious.

True to save anythign in Outlook and all your get is 'Access Denied', everything else is fine.

I might try moving the My Documents redirect to the H drive and not the UNC path. Never trusted them...
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This one is on us!
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