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Group Policy nightmare

This is something for everyone to think on because i'm not really sure if there is an answer.  I have one group policy that runs (default domain policy) and i have a batch file that maps all the drives for those in each OU.  For the most part it works great but the problem is with the HOME USER folder.  I have everyone set the same way in active dir users and comps ( \\server\users\login_name ) but randomly i have usrs that are getting mapped to the folder before their home folder  U:=\\server\users.  

If i have them log off and log back in it seems to be fine.  The next day it might be a couple different users.  It appears to happen to  the same person/s more than one time though.  Users are also having hte issue that sometimes their drive mapping aren't complete (some maps are missing).   I've looked at GPRESULT and all lookss good.  Just can't figure out why some are fine and others are not.  If anyone has any ideas i would love to hear them.  Thanks in advance.

Perry
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prutter
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sk_raja_rajaCommented:
I would always suggest you not to apply any settings on the Default domain policy. Now create a new policy and define the policy setting to map the drive and link and enforce the policy to the OU...do remember to remove the map drive settings on the default domain policy.....  post the logon script also....

Also make sure that this policy is applied to all "authenticated users"....
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LauraEHunterMVPCommented:
Why are you mapping the home drive via a login script?  This is better configured within the user's account properties in AD, most easily visible on the Profile tab in ADUC.
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minvisCommented:
Use RSOP (MMC -> Resultant set of policy) on the client computer to find out wich settings are applied.
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prutterAuthor Commented:
LauraEHunterMVP,

I understand what you are saying but if i did run the login script would or should there be any issues?  It's been running fine for quite some time until we migrated data to our new Filer.  All rights are correct and everything we looked at seems fine.  I will try to take out the home dir from the login script and see what happens.  
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LauraEHunterMVPCommented:
Depends on how you're mapping it in the script.  'net use' is such an old command by now that it can act quirky on new client OS's, for example.
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prutterAuthor Commented:
Is there a better command to use than net use?  i'm not a script writer that's why i keep it simple.
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LauraEHunterMVPCommented:
VBScript has the MapNetworkDrive method, but the fact remains that to avoid unpredictable behavior, home drive mappings should be done via user properties in Active Directory and not via script.
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prutterAuthor Commented:
Laura,

Something still isn't quite right.  Now if i let ADUC map the drive it mappes most (not all) to the folder above their username.  Any thouhgts?  Ther eis nothing consistant about this whole issue and that's what makes it so hard for me to troubleshoot.
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prutterAuthor Commented:
I'm still working on this with Microsoft and with the time they spent on this i can say this is a real problem.
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