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Hi,

For each of our users we have a personal home drive which is a different repertory in a network share on a server. for exemple \\server\home\user1. This home drive is defined in the active directory field in the profile tab for each user. However sometimes the drive is just mapped as \\server\home even if the permissions on the repertory user1 give to this user full control. (and the shared folder home has permissions for everyone)

Any Idea where the problem could come from?

Thanks in advance
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I had this problem for some time and it was linked to a setting in Windows XP called "XP Fast Logon".

This allows a user to log on to a PC before the network interface is properly loaded (using a cached profile), and can prevent the drive specified in AD from being configured properly.

To fix this I configured a new Group Policy with the following settings;
Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Logon\Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon  ------> ENABLED

Give it a try and see if it helps. It may increase the time you have to wait for XP to boot to the logon screen (as Windows will wait for the network interface to be up), but I haven't noticed much difference here.
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Thanks a lot tomo999, I was waiting a bit to accept it as solution to see if the problem will not occur again. It seems ok now and i can't see a major difference to wait at startup either.
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