Firstly I am no expert on OS X. I've inherited this server in a new job.
We have a mixture of clients (Mac/XP/Win 7) All of the users on the various client platforms store data on shared group drives and personal drives on the OS X server.
Last week, without me touching anything on the server for days the personal user drives looked as if all the data was gone and replaced by standard profile data. This affected all client OSes.
Using Windows terminology...
A user would have a G: drive mapped to \\server\username
That was mapped to the server\users\username folder.
The entire server\users folder structure is intact on OS X.
What seems to have happened is the shares have changed and instead of pointing to server\users\username they are pointing somewhere else.
I don't know where they are pointing, how can I find out?
Has anyone come across this before? If so what might have happened and how can I get the shares working again.
As a workaround, I've mapped them additional drives to \\server\users\username i.e. using the Users share and username folder.
Looking at Workgroup manager on the affected server, everything looks fine within the definition of the users which is where we set up the users and their home directories. It's just the shares have somehow changed to look somewhere else.