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User can only connect to her account to PCs where she is the local administrator

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Tobeon, Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. Tobeon

    Tobeon Thread Starter

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    This is a very strange problem that has been happing....

    We run Windows Server 2003, all the client PCs run Windows XP Pro

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    We have on user who can login to her PC fine, but if she tries to login to a different PC it will let her login but not load any of her files, rather than My Documents linking to her My Documents on the server it links to the local My Documents in her profile on the actual PC.

    All the other network drives work fine, so she can connect to all the shared stuff etc but just not her own personal files (my documents, desktop etc) I have logged in fine on her PC and the others that we tested her account on.

    after some playing we found out that on her PC she is set as the local administrator, if we remove that (as she shouldn't really be set as admin!) she suddenly has this connection problem (and likewise if we set her to local admin on one of the other PCs sudenly the problem is fixed!)

    Any ideas why this might be happening?

    Thanks very much for any help that anyone can give :)
     
  2. jmwills

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    Sounds like a corrupt profile on that one machine. Delete it and try again.
     
  3. Tobeon

    Tobeon Thread Starter

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    but if you set the user as the local admin on the PC she can then login to that PC ok. it doesn't seem to be specific to any one machine, any machine she is admin on it works ok any machine she isn't well it doesn't work ok
     
  4. jmwills

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    Domain Setup? If so, giver her another Domain Account to use and see what happens.
     
  5. Tobeon

    Tobeon Thread Starter

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    I am going to try deleting the user account and making a new one! I am assuming that will do the trick!

    Thanks for all they very quick helpful replies! :D
     
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