Friday, December 28, 2012 9:16 PM
I have a user that's not mapping her home drive where ever she logs in. Looking into it deeper I noticed her HOMEDRIVE is set to C: and HOMESHARE is set to \Users\herprofile
I've verified her account is setup right in ADUC for her home drive and that she has proper rights to it. I can browse out to her directory and map it manually. Looking at her user account using ADSI Edit I see HOMEDRIVE is set to H: and HOMEDIRECTORY is set to \\server\share\userdir.
Our AD functional level is 2008 R2.
Anyone else have some thoughts?
- Edited by Fran Maker2 Friday, December 28, 2012 9:37 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2012 1:11 AM
I think you mean that after logon, the environment variable HOMEDRIVE is C: and HOMESHARE is \Users\herprofile. However the homeDrive attribute of the user object in AD is H: and the homeDirectory attribute is \\server\share\userdir. Is it possible this user is logged on locally to the computer, and not logged into the domain? That would account for what you see. Make sure the user authenticates to the domain. Otherwise, the only other explanation is either that the domain controllers have not synchronized or a DC could not be contacted during logon (so cached credentials were used).
Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services
Monday, December 31, 2012 1:11 PM
Yes, thank you for the correction.
The user is logging in using the domain as the authentication source. Using the "set" command I see our primary DC as the "LogonServer" and I also see the "UserDomain" with our domain. When I use ADSI Edit it's connected to our primary DC so I don't think the DC's not syncing is it. Some way to test this?
Her account was created a few months ago, and this happens where ever she logs in, so not specific to one workstation.
Monday, December 31, 2012 1:21 PMUpdate, I just checked the other two DC's and both "HomeDrive" and "HomeDirectory" are set right.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 3:19 PM
Got it going, updating for anyone else who stumbles across this.
Ended up resetting her home folder to \\server\share\%username% under the Profile tab in the user properties in AD. It then prompted that the "folder already exists do you want this user granted full control of this folder". I answered yes and now her home drive is mapping.
- Marked As Answer by Fran Maker2 Wednesday, January 09, 2013 3:19 PM