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By cal.williams ·
I inherited responsibility for a Win 2000 Server and found that no user home directories were assigned. I assigned home directories in the user profiles, and the mapped drive does now appear in the user's My Computer. But the mapped drive icon cannot be opened - the message says the user has insufficient privileges. Yet, all privileges to the directory are assigned to the user at the server. What am I missing here?

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by cal.williams In reply to Home Directory Privileges

We can create new folders, but cannot get them to automatically map - same as the previous ones.

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by cal.williams In reply to Home Directory Privileges

More info: Whoever set this up sold his client MUCH more server than they needed. There are four SCSI hard drives, C: through E:. I found the home directories set up in \\servername\users, which is the whole damn E: drive!! And the other drives are at most 25% used. Sigh.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Home Directory Privileges

About your comment on 4/9/02.
You can try two options:
-on parent folder which is "shared for administrative purposes" make other share which will allow you to control share permissions.
-on home directory disable <allow inherence> and set the permission as you need.
About your comment to the answer 3
-I has a bad experience with setting the permission on server from my workstation. I use <security configuration manager> on my workstation for test only and after that I ignore it. Surprise!When I try to modify the permissions for a folder at server from my workstation in fact the results was different.
I don't have time to check the problem but you can try to assign the permissions from other location.

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by cal.williams In reply to Home Directory Privileges

I'm sorry, but these suggestions did not help. But thank you for responding.

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by cal.williams In reply to Home Directory Privileges

Yes, a directory in another partition will work, and if that is the work-around I ultimately have to use, findmattk@yahoo.com will get my points. But I am severely irritated that I have 25% of my available hard drive space named "Users" and I can'tuse it as it was intended! Darned if I can see any difference between the partion I can use and the one I cannot. So I will hang in there awaiting more suggestions for a while longer.

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by cal.williams In reply to Home Directory Privileges

We finally gave up and mapped the home directories in the local accounts on each workstation. Very inconvenient and labor intensive. I am convinced that something went wrong when my predecessor did the original installation.

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