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Windows 7x64 Home Directory Renaming on Domain Controller

Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We are a small company and only purchase a few computers at a time.  Previous OS was Windows XP on a Windows 2003 Server.

We've recently started joining newly purchased Windows 7x64 bit computers to our Windows 2003 Domain Servers.  When we do this the users Home Directory on the Server gets a new icon that looks like the old folder icon, but with a tiny document in front of it.  We are having problems with some users.  Their Home Folder does not take on the users name, but the name Documents. Even though the properties of the Documents folders have the correct security.   When I try and rename one of the Documents folders with the correct users name on the Server all the folders that are named Documents rename.  Even though they are for different users.  There are three parts to my question.

1) Why is my server allowing a folder with the same name?

2) Why is the folder renamed at all when I join the computer to the domain and logon as the user.

3) Keeping in mind we only join 1 or 2 computers each time to the domain, What is the best way to join the Windows 7 computers to the Domain to prevent this from happening?
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