Deleted user files reappear with every new session
Posted on 2008-10-11
I have Server A (Windows 2003 sbs) with 28 workstations, A-1 to A-28,
and Server B (Windows 2003 sbs) with 6 workstations, B-1 to B-6.
Similar setup, 2 separate networks, in 2 offices, withing the same company. The server are file and print servers, and Domain Controllers for the network. Users have roaming profiles, with My Documents and Desktop mapped directly to the user share on the server.
Network-A runs great, no problems.
Network-B shows some unusual ehavior: if User-B1 deletes a file from his account, the file disappears as it should. Then User-B1 logs off, logs back on, and the deleted file is back in his account! This happens to all deleted files.
Now I figured there is a problem with ther server, so I decided to eliminate Server-B. I moved all user files from it to Sever-A, removed all workstations B-1 to B-6, and added new workstations to network-A. One server, one network, one love.
To my surprise, the B users, having new workstations, connected to a completely different server, start experiencing the same reappearing-file behavior!.
Not only that, but to really get me confused: same server, the B users experience the strange bahavior, whle the A users have no problems whatsoever.
What gives? Thanks