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I have a file server windows 2008 server - I have user profiles in AD that map to this drive and I have a GPO to redirect the files to the server. - this all works.  I have ONE user windows 7 machine.  It's picking up something that's not there and not mapping to something that's not there?  I don't know where this is coming from. The folder I have created is empty.  I removed the folder with the information on it.  I don't know where this is coming from since it's not appearing on the Server.  This is extremely strange and I have no idea where to start.
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by:EMJSR
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Could you elaborate a little more on what's happening? Are you saying that the client computer is trying to map to a location that is not on the server?

Maybe there is a local mapping setup, maybe a local script in Startup, that is mapping to a previous location? If it's a laptop maybe it's the users mapping for his home network (like a NAS)? What happens when you type "net use" at the command prompt? Could you give us the output of that command?

A few more details could certainly help with diagnostics.
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by:WellingtonIS
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no script.  I have a profile \\server\users\%username%  IN AD.  It creates folders on the server for users - filesserver.  I have a GPO that redirects the folders to the server.  ANd everything is off currently - the PC is mapping to the server but I don't see the folder on the server???
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by:WellingtonIS
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I'm getting a CSC-Cache error but this user doesn't use offline files
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So if you look in Windows Explorer you cannot see the folder in the file system, or you cannot see the share? In some instances you may have to manually create the user folder in the location you have specified. So if you create a folder in \\server\users with the correct username, then your setup should work. If it's not there, simply create it, make sure the security permissions are set for the user and then try again.
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by:WellingtonIS
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OK stranger still with this machine.... when I connect it's not mapping my user driver either. It's mapping NETWORK DRIVE (N) and everything is grayed out with X on it???
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by:EMJSR
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If you double click on those greyed-out network drives, do they connect then? Sometimes they won't show as connected if there was a networ hiccup.

Is the DNS correct (your client machine using your Windows server as DNS server if that is how your network is configured)?
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by:WellingtonIS
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DNS is correct.  When I click on the gray X it tells me it' s not connect.  I appears like it's using off-line files - how do u turn that off?
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In Windows 7 you open the Start menu and type "Sync". Click on "Sync Center" and then click on "Manage Offline Files." You can turn the option off there.
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that did it!  Thanks.
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Great, I'm glad it worked.

A side note about the offline files; if ever you need to redirect a user's Documents library or add a network location to it in the future, Windows is give you an error sayinh that the folder hasn't been indexed if you have the offline files turned off.

That just FYI; if you don't plan on doing that it makes no difference, in fact we generally turn off this option for our clients, too.
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