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By cherrybuster ·
I just started working at a new place and I am having problems when I create new accounts.

The company I work for runs NT 4.0 Server SP5. The corporate office manages the "MAIN" Domain and that is the doamin all of my users log into. I have account operator access in that domain. On my "SITE" domain I have full domain admin rights.This is what happens...

There is a template in the "MAIN" domains user manager that I am suppose to copy when I create a new account. the Connect To: option was set to.

\\myserver\%username%$ I got the error with this, but found an article in the technet stating you cannot use any characters after %username%, so the next time I set it Connect To: as

\\myserver\doej$ and I still get the error.

It says the account information has been updated, but was unable to create the home drive, you must create it manually.

I'm logged on to the server with an account that has AO access in the MAIN domain, and Domain Admin rights in my SITE domain wherethe Home drives reside.

Why am I getting this error?

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by pezzz In reply to Home Drives

try just using \\myserver\%username% That works for me.

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by cherrybuster In reply to Home Drives

I forgot to mention. I have already tried.

\\myserver\%userename%
and
\\myserver\doej

It still comes up with the same error.

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by stevej In reply to Home Drives

The $ is a reserved character in NT used to signify a hidden share. Trying to use it for purposes such as you state will generate errors. Eliminate the $ And all should go well

Good Luck
SteveJ

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by pezzz In reply to Home Drives

Ok another try... \\myserver\sharename\%username%

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by NetTek In reply to Home Drives

I believe your problem is that you are trying to create a folder on your server but you are not telling it what root drive to put it on. In NT, all of your hard drives, C:, etc., are hidden shares. You need to set up your command to tell NT what root drive you would like to create the directory in. For example:

\\yourserver\D$\%username%

or

\\yourserver\D$\doej$

Good luck.

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by cherrybuster In reply to Home Drives

YES!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU THAT WAS IT!

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