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Home directory not mapped correctly - missing components in gpedit.msc

Hello,

I have found this solution to most of my problems:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_2003_Active_Directory/Q_23000000.html
Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Logon\Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon  ------> ENABLED

However, on some workstations the components required to make the change do not exist. (System/Logon does not exist).

What should I do to get them there. If this is a component required separate installation from Windows disk, which is it?

Thank you.
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igor-1965Commented:
If you need Group Policy Administrative Templates they are available for download here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=92759d4b-7112-4b6c-ad4a-bbf3802a5c9b&displaylang=en
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kadadi_vCommented:
More info:-
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_wel_screen.htm
find here :-Download fix_xp_logon.vbs

Regards,
vijay kadadi
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MezczyznaAuthor Commented:
Hello.
Thank you.
I downloaded the XP GPAT and installed on XP Pro 64 bit.
It did not work.
I will try with 32 bit on a laptop.
 
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igor-1965Commented:
Be careful when you amend Group Policies on the different computers - ideally you install all the required GPO templates on Win2003 server and make changes only on this server (you could RDP to the server for this aim). It used to be certain incompatibility problems if you amend GPO on Windows XP computer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837166

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MezczyznaAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
It did not work on the XP 32bit SP 3 either.
 
The issue here is really incorrectly mapping home user's directory during log in to the network.
Maybe there is something different I have to do on those were the GPO component (System/Logon) does not exist?
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MezczyznaAuthor Commented:
I have to admit as well that I don't quite follow the connection of the Welcome screen mentioned in the igor-1965 link.
 
Would you mind exploring on it, where does the network login script fall in your solution?
Thank you.
 
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igor-1965Commented:
I must misunderstood your question at the first place. My first thought was that your question was where you could find Group Policy Templates (so I sent the link).

Could you explain once again, why do you try to amend Domain GPO on the different computers??? Or does it mean after you have changed the group policy your problem (bytheway, never explained explicitly) still not resolved? Could you clarify?

Thanks

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MezczyznaAuthor Commented:
Thank you Igor.
I started using home directory for users. Sometimes the home directory is incorrectly mapped to the partent folder of all users home directories instead of the logging in user's folder.
 
By enabling the Wait for network script to complete in Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Logon\Always  mapping was correct.
Except some XP Pros are missing the whole System/Logon section.
 
Thank you
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MezczyznaAuthor Commented:
Hello Igor.
 
Any more thoughts on why some components of the GPO in Win Xp are missing?
 
Thank you.
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