Home drive showing root share instead of user share

bojangles714
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We have user folders setup as \\server\users$\username. There is an H: drive that maps directly to their folder.

So when they login it shows their H drive and when they double click it, it takes them into their folder.

Sometimes when users login though it shows their H drive as the User$ folder instead. Now they click the H drive and it shows all the user folders.

What causes this?
How do we resolve this?
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under the account in active directory users and computers make sure the "H" drive maps to \\server\users$\%username%

make sure there are no typos or spaces



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It looks fine. It states:


\\server\users$\staff\andersonmr

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I forgot to add it only doesn't work every now and then.
Try setting the GPO to make the computers wait on the network at startup.

Computer\Administrative Templates\System\Logon.

Steven CarnahanAssistant Vice President\Network Manager

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server = server
share = users$
dir = <username>

Am I correct so far?

If you are running Active Directory you can set this on the Profile page or you can do it in a login script.

net use h: \\server\user$\%username%
Steven CarnahanAssistant Vice President\Network Manager

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Is everyone running the same OS? There were some issues that this would happen when using the profile.
Adam BrownSenior Systems Admin
Top Expert 2010

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Bojangles, you should use the environment map of %username% (\\server\user$\%username%) in the user profile instead of explicitly mapping the username (\\server\user$\johnhenry). Also check to make sure none of your GPOs are attempting to map drives through a login script.

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I think ranmasao12 has the best solution so far and testing this out.
Steven CarnahanAssistant Vice President\Network Manager

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acbrown:      When the profile is created you input %username% and then once created the display changes to reflect the actual username. At least that is what I see in our environment.

Bojangles:     I noticed that there was a change in the mapping: \\server\users$\username vs. \\server\users$\staff\andersonmr (The addition of staff). Is there a difference in how some individuals are set?
you should also allow ADUC to create the %username% share and not create it yourself.

you can also map the drives by login script as suggested or by GPO.  Also the shares can be case sensitive depending on the environment.

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jorlando66: %username% variable was used. Did NOT create myself.
and this is intermittent?
monday john does login works?
tuesday doesnt?

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Thank You!

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