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  • Hi,

    We have 2 Domain controllers(win 2008 R2).  Recently some users started complaining that thier home directories are not getting mapped.  The user logon script maps the users' home directories. 

    After checking, we found out that users who authenticate using  the first domain controller map their home directories successfully.  While all users who get authenticated using the second domain controller don't get their home directories mapped successfully.

    NOTE 1 : There are 3 mappings including the "home directory mapping" in the logon script.  The other drive mappings have no issues when authenticating with either domain controllers.

    NOTE 2 : When the logon script executes, we are able to see the "ECHO" commands before and after the command to map home directory.

    NOTE 3 : This behaviour is observed across winXP and win7 clients(While we have both 32-bit and 64-bit win7 clients, we have yet to determine if it applies to either or both of them).

    Any suggestions?


    Thanks

    Monday, July 23, 2012 2:14 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    As Martin said, in order to narrow down the cause of the issue, would you please provide us more detailed information about the current issue?

    I suggest we could try to assign a home folder to a user via the following methods to see if it works:

    Assign a home folder to a domain user

    1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
    2. In the console tree, click Users.
    3. In the Details pane, right-click the user account, and then click Properties.
    4. In the Properties dialog box, click Profile.
    5. Under the Home folder, type the folder information. To do this, follow these steps:

              a. To assign a home folder on a network server, click Connect, and then specify a drive letter.

              b. In the To box, type a path. This path can be any one of the following types:

      • Network path, for example:

                            \\server\users\tester

      • You can substitute username for the last subfolder in the path, for example:

                            \\server\users\username

       Note In these examples, server is the name of the file server housing the home folders, and users is the shared folder.
    1. Click OK.

    For details about how to assign a home folder to a user, please refer to the Microsoft KB article below:

    How to assign a home folder to a user

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816313

    Regards,

    Andy


    • Edited by Andy Qi Tuesday, July 24, 2012 8:35 AM
    • Marked as answer by Andy Qi Monday, July 30, 2012 10:03 AM
    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 8:35 AM

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  •  
    > Any suggestions?
     
    Yes ;-)
     
    Sounds like you are issuing "net use" commands. What's the result of
    these commands? Access denied, Path not found, something else?
     
    regards, Martin
     
     

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
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    Monday, July 23, 2012 5:28 PM
  • Hi,

    As Martin said, in order to narrow down the cause of the issue, would you please provide us more detailed information about the current issue?

    I suggest we could try to assign a home folder to a user via the following methods to see if it works:

    Assign a home folder to a domain user

    1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
    2. In the console tree, click Users.
    3. In the Details pane, right-click the user account, and then click Properties.
    4. In the Properties dialog box, click Profile.
    5. Under the Home folder, type the folder information. To do this, follow these steps:

              a. To assign a home folder on a network server, click Connect, and then specify a drive letter.

              b. In the To box, type a path. This path can be any one of the following types:

      • Network path, for example:

                            \\server\users\tester

      • You can substitute username for the last subfolder in the path, for example:

                            \\server\users\username

       Note In these examples, server is the name of the file server housing the home folders, and users is the shared folder.
    1. Click OK.

    For details about how to assign a home folder to a user, please refer to the Microsoft KB article below:

    How to assign a home folder to a user

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816313

    Regards,

    Andy


    • Edited by Andy Qi Tuesday, July 24, 2012 8:35 AM
    • Marked as answer by Andy Qi Monday, July 30, 2012 10:03 AM
    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 8:35 AM