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Re-installed a server recently that had \\Servername\Shared\Home\%username% that would map a U: drive to the users desktop when they logged in. I used robocopy to keep the files/folders intact and that was fine, I was able to copy them back without any issues. However, when I'm on the server and user profile to set the U: drive to map and load \\ServerName\Shared\Home%username% i get an error that it cannot be found on the network.

I had no issues setting this up the very first time so I'm guessing I am missing a simple step some place. Anyone have experience in setting up a home directory that is mapped to the desktop like this?
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\\ServerName\Shared\Home%username% i get an error that it cannot be found on the network.

Based on your comment above you are missing a "\" after Home. Not sure if that is the issue. Are you able to UNC to this directoy? You need to make sure that permissions are correct NTFS and Share Permissions.

Does it work if you use a different drive letter?

Will.

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Will, you were correct. I didn't have the shared folder shared all the way through. I knew it was something simple. Thanks again for your help today and also earlier in the weekend.
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Welcome, glad to help!

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