Missing mapped drives in roaming profile

Microsoft Windows server 2003 r2 standar...
March 30, 2010 at 06:53:49
Specs: Windows 2003 R2 Server, XP clients, 2000 clients
These roaming profiles are going to drive me nuts!
Here is the latest challenge.

One user's profile (that I know of) does not retain the
network drive mappings. If she logs onto her regular
computer everything is fine but if she tries logging into
another computer (doesn't matter which one) she gets
her desktop icons but the drive mappings don't
connect and her My Documents folder is not in the
right place (they are stored on the server separate
from the profiles). I can' map the drives on that
computer but when she logs off they don't stay
mapped and reconnect. I can't send the My
Documents to the correct path either. It gives an error
about the path not being valid. Obviously it is
because I can browse to it when trying to change the
path. She is also obviously connected to the network
since I can map the other drives. She owns and has
full control permissions for the folder her profile is
stored in and the one her My Documents lives in.
Again, this all works find and dandy if she uses her
main computer (the one she uses 99.9999995% of the
time) but if she tries to use any of the other 50
computers on the network the drive mappings don't
happen and her My Documents is wrong.


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#1
April 13, 2010 at 12:34:16
I don't think Windows Drive Mappings transfer with the roaming profiles. The solution in any case is to create a Mapdrives.bat script to map the drives then set it up as a part of the login script. Here is some example scripts...

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

and how to setup a login script....

http://loginscripts.info/default.asp

I like to put my login scripts in my GPOs but some prefer it as a part of the user profile.


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#2
April 13, 2010 at 14:33:36
The mappings have been stored with the profiles for all my
other users, and worked for many months with the user in
question, and in every book I've consulted on the subject it
says that it works. In fact the books make it sound like profiles
are the "modern" way to do such things and that scripts are just
"old fashioned."

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