Home Drive mapping to \\server\share\folder maps to \\server\share

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by inteltech, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. inteltech

    inteltech Guest


    Can someone help me here, how Home drive is set in active directory to
    map to:

    Connect H to \\srvfile1\users\%username%

    This works say 95% of the time, but sometime the drive is mapped as
    \\svrfile1\users, which causes a few issues with applications that are
    looking for H: rather than the UNC path.

    Our Active Directory is Windows 2003, the file server is Windows 2003,
    and the clients are a mix of Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

    Any ideas on this would be great!?

    Also, randomly users appear to loose a mapped drive. All our mapped
    drives point to the same server:

    OK H: \\svrfile1\users\roger rabbit
    OK I: \\svrfile1\group
    OK O: \\svrfile1\common
    OK S: \\svrfile1\controlrm

    Now say in a few hours I could open windows explorer and find that o:
    is missing, however all the other drives are still there...

    Again, any ideas on what could cause this?


    inteltech, Jul 9, 2005
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  2. Hello,
    sounds strange.
    Did this happen exlusively to one of the mentioned client classes?
    Do you have enabled the Always wait for network policy?
    Any issues reported in the event log?
    Well, this I have seen also recently.
    And if I opened a cmd prompt and checked there, the drive was there. Only
    the Windows Explorer lost it from its access.
    net use O: /delete
    net use O: \\server\share
    was the quick workaround.

    On server side you can also try
    net config server /autodisconnect:-1
    if the issue is caused by the server.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf Engelke [MVP Windows Server], Jul 9, 2005
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  3. inteltech

    lushtanet Guest


    Well since your losing map drivers on your clint stations, you shoud create
    a script which will map the drivers for you everytime a user logs on, like a
    simple batch file:

    Try this:

    Echo off
    net use /delete * /y (optional if you whold like to delete all maped
    net use I: \\svrfile1\group
    net use O: \\svrfile1\common
    net use S: \\svrfile1\controlrm

    Once you have the batch file you can aply the batch file under you group
    policy settings under (user configuration)

    For your user profile you should ensure that all user have the write UNC
    path under they account properties. Since the net use command whon't create
    the user folder under you share.
    lushtanet, Jul 11, 2005
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