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Will a home folder recreate itself - Server 2003

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  • Hi there

    I have an issue where one of my clients cant access their home folder on Windows 7/Server 2003 set up. The error is access denied, speak to your admin but when i check the security settings on the folder the user has full control. All others users on the network appear fine.

    The user doesnt actually use their home folder so i was looking for a quick work around to fix the problem. The issue we have is that the Windows Fax and Scan Manager wont open without access to this location.

    If i rename the existing folder and set the path (Active Directory Users and Computers) back to \\servername\folder\%username% will the folder recreate itself next time the user logs on?

    Thanks for any advice.

    Martyn Fewtrell
    TNC (IT Solutions) Ltd


    Martyn Fewtrell TNC (IT Solutions) Ltd Email: mfewtrell@tncit.co.uk Web: http://www.tncit.co.uk

    Thursday, July 25, 2013 10:49 AM

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  • If i rename the existing folder and set the path (Active Directory Users and Computers) back to \\servername\folder\%username% will the folder recreate itself next time the user logs on?

    If you are configuring a user's Home Folder with the option "Local Path", the answer is No. The folder must be an already-exsiting directory on a client machine on which this user is logging on.

    However, if you are using the option "Connect to" for user's Home Folder, the answer is Yes, the folder will be created by itself. But you need to take a look at this KB:

    Permissions that need to be set to allow automate users home directory creations

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555046


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    Friday, July 26, 2013 3:17 AM

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  • If i rename the existing folder and set the path (Active Directory Users and Computers) back to \\servername\folder\%username% will the folder recreate itself next time the user logs on?

    If you are configuring a user's Home Folder with the option "Local Path", the answer is No. The folder must be an already-exsiting directory on a client machine on which this user is logging on.

    However, if you are using the option "Connect to" for user's Home Folder, the answer is Yes, the folder will be created by itself. But you need to take a look at this KB:

    Permissions that need to be set to allow automate users home directory creations

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555046


    TechNet Subscriber Support |If you have any feedback on Technet forum, please contact tnmff@microsoft.com.


    Friday, July 26, 2013 3:17 AM
  • Thanks

    I'm thinking about the latter so it sound as if it should work out OK.

    Very much apprecaiite your input!

    Martyn Fewtrell
    TNC (IT Solutions) Ltd


    Martyn Fewtrell TNC (IT Solutions) Ltd Email: mfewtrell@tncit.co.uk Web: http://www.tncit.co.uk

    Saturday, July 27, 2013 10:40 AM