How can I point the users shell folders correctly?
Posted on 2011-09-03
I have an issue where one of my users is pointing to the wrong server for their "My Documents" and "Application Data" folders.
So if the user were to log on to the domain from their Windows XP system their folders link to Server A. When they should be linking to Server B (domain controller).
Server A use to be a domain controller but we retired this server and demoted this function from it. A brand new server, Server B was promoted to perform this function as DC. All of this was done about 2 years ago. Even so sometimes when the user logs in their user folders link to the Server A.
I have tried adjusting this for the user by going in to the registry and changing paths from the below location on the users computer:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
But once they log off and log back in these adjustments will point back to Server A instead of Server B.
Ive also tried doing an update using this command "gpupdate /f"
But same result.
Ive also tried removing the users folder (\\serverA\users\ampike) but as soon as the user logs in, this folder is recreated with the users documents and application data folder.
I am pretty sure there is a setting somewhere in Active Directory that is causing this to happen. But i cant find where.
Does anyone know how i can resolve this and point the users folder correctly to server B? Or Where in AD i can find this setting and remove it?
Note: Turning off Server A is not an option. As we still use it as a file server.
Note 2: Both servers are running 2003 Std.
Note 3: The user is running WinXP Pro SP3.
If you need any further information please just let me know.