Posted 13 April 2007 - 07:37 PM
We have a mixed-mode domain (Windows Server 2003 is our primary domain controller/Exchange server where Active Directory administration is executed). We have users' home directories mapping using built-in AD functionality to map a home directory (not via a login script). We set it up by going to Active Directory Users and Computers | User Name | Properties | Profile | Home folder. We have drive H: set up to connect to \\fileserver\users\username, which is each user's home folder.
Regularly, for users of Windows XP only, we see this folder being mapped to \\fileserver\users during some Windows sessions, which non-network administrators cannot access. As a result, they see "Access Denied" when trying to go into their H: drives. This poses a problem for saving and accessing files but also because we have WordPerfect's backup folder set to the user's H: drive, and when WordPerfect can't find it, it tells the user their backup folder can't exist, which makes people wonder why they are getting an error message and what to do.
When this happens, I can go into ADUC and check the user's profile and see that their home folder is supposedly still pointed at the right place. However, when actually mapping, it mismaps to the parent directory. I would say this happens once every two weeks for me, or perhaps more often for some users. I wrote a little batch file to unmap drive H: and remap it properly that each user can run if they need to, but once in a while, the batch file fails (and, this is just annoying).
Does anyone know of a solution or why this happens?
Thanks a lot,