Some users home drive not mapping through GPO / preferences

Hello all :)

I have moved our network drive mapping from AD-based login scripts to GPO preferences (server 2012 environment)

Most of these are working fine BUT a few users are not seeing their H: (home) drive anymore.

The mapping is simply \\fileserver\%username% - set to "replace"

This is exactly what was in all the login scripts.

The other drive mappings are fine and only a few users are having this home drive issue

what could be causing this not to work for them when a simple .bat file login script works fine?

thanks
Tracy
tracyprierNetwork AdministratorAsked:
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Justin YeungSenior Systems EngineerCommented:
you will have to check the log on the client machine's event viewer.

it will indicate the exact issue why it didn't map.
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tracyprierNetwork AdministratorAuthor Commented:
hmmm, cant see anything in particular. In win 7 which log would I look in? system or security?
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Justin YeungSenior Systems EngineerCommented:
I believe it is under applicaton and system.
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tracyprierNetwork AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thanks, found it under Applications.  I am getting the following error. I have looked into this but so far none of the suggested fixes works:

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Group Policy Drive Maps
Date:          22/07/2015 2:25:41 p.m.
Event ID:      4098
Task Category: (2)
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Classic
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      FINKM_DSK.masport.co.nz
Description:
The user 'H:' preference item in the 'Mapped Drives FINANCE {5582BF5B-8FE2-4522-B295-0CC3AB408875}' Group Policy object did not apply because it failed with error code '0x80070035 The network path was not found.' This error was suppressed.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Group Policy Drive Maps" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="34305">4098</EventID>
    <Level>3</Level>
    <Task>2</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-07-22T02:25:41.000000000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>2478</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>FINKM_DSK.masport.co.nz</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>user</Data>
    <Data>H:</Data>
    <Data>Mapped Drives FINANCE {5582BF5B-8FE2-4522-B295-0CC3AB408875}</Data>
    <Data>0x80070035 The network path was not found.</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>
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Justin YeungSenior Systems EngineerCommented:
according to the error, it is "0x80070035 The network path was not found.'

check the path and make sure that is correct. is it a DFS root or just UNC shared path?

is it FQDN? or NetBIOS?
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tracyprierNetwork AdministratorAuthor Commented:
shared UNC. not FQDN
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Justin YeungSenior Systems EngineerCommented:
can you ping the short name from the issue machine?

do you have any dns suffix defined?

try to add the dns suffix on to the target computer.
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tracyprierNetwork AdministratorAuthor Commented:
If I type the unc path from that machine it opens the users folder
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Justin YeungSenior Systems EngineerCommented:
what if you do gpudate /force on the machine and the it will ask you to logoff

then logon again. does the drive appear?
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