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Randon Drive Mapping Issues not Mapping to Full Path

Posted on 2010-09-03
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Hello,

I have a customer with a weird drive mapping issue occuring on their 2008 domain. Their home drive seems to be the main problem. We are mapping the H drive in AD Users and Computers/userobject/profile tab   to the following

\\servername\public\user\username\

Here is the problem,

some times the H drive maps properly to the correct location \\servername\public\user\username\

but most times it only maps the H drive to

\\servername\public\

The issue seems to be completely random. I can reboot 5 times and 3 out of the 5 times the mapping will be pointing to the wrong location.

I made a couple group policy changes to enable "Run logon script synchronously"  and "Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon" per a couple KB articles I read.

http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-2003/home-folder-mapping-issue/8194.html

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q305293/

This made no difference in the behavior.

Any ideas on this on what could be causing this issue? Please let me know if you need more information.
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Question by:miteldatanet
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by:ComputerTechie
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I would recreate the user profile on the server and on the workstation.

CT
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by:miteldatanet
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Hey CT,

I tried that. I zapped the local profile, even tried disjoining and rejoing PCs to the domain and signing on as new user accounts. The same issue persists.

One thing I did not mention this drive mapping is to a DFS share and I am thinking there is something wrong with DFS or DNS.

The DFS share  \\dfsshare\public\users\ is composed of two servers

\\server1\users

and

\\server2\users

I can map to \\server1\users\username and \\server2\users\username and everything works fine.

I am just having the random incorrect mapping when mapping to the DFS share name.

Thanks again for the help.
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by:Tom1981
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Are you using %username% or are you actually typing in the username for each script?  Or are you mapping through AD?
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Problem tured out to be an old DFS share.  Deleted and problem resolved
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took to long to figure out
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