AD Profile Home Folder

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Hello we have a very large network with over 30K accounts. We assign students their home folder through AD Profile tab and mapped it out to their designated campus. Sometimes the mapping does not happen to the right folder and it will default to the root of the drive to be mapped out. To correct this problem I just toggle the setting to the blank option of local path. Wait about 2 minutes and change the setting back to it's original configuration and the students get the correct mappings when they log in. Please advise any assistance is greatly appreciated. I normally have to do this to at least once a week.

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I’ve seen this before in a previous role and whilst I cant explain “why” it happens its generally because the share that is created for the user is not updated with the NTFS perms appropriately for the user. Whether this is down to a timing issue or summint else I couldnt say.

But as you have discovered un-toggling and re-applying the home folder seems to fix it.

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  • Magoo
    Hello Dales, It's good to know that this is not the only place that this problem is occuring at. I think that your right in that the problem my reside in the timing of NTFS permission not being applied in a appropriate timing manner. Has anybody else addressed this issue and found a solution. Or perhaps were experencing this issue because of the size of network? Sure like to fine out more information as to what exactly is the root cause of this issue. Thanks
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  • Bucanoles
    I experience this same problem on a 15 user network. The problem is very erratic so it's very tough to pin down. The only thing I can do is periodically check the workstations to ensure they have the correct mapping. Of course on a 30k account network that would be impossible.
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