The home drive is set to drive C when you use a roaming user account to log on to Windows 2000

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SYMPTOMS

If you use a roaming user account to log on to a Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer, and you verify your home drive settings by using the set home command, you find that the settings are incorrectly set to the following settings:
HOMEDRIVE=C:
HOMEPATH=\Documents and Settings\<user_name>
The HOMESHARE path is not set.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date         Time   Version         Size       File name
--------------------------------------------------------------
07-May-2004  22:07  5.0.2195.6928     335,120  Msgina.dll       
05-Feb-2004  20:18  5.0.2195.6896   5,869,056  Sp3res.dll

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about a similar problem in Microsoft Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
833884 Home drive is set to drive C when you use a roaming user account to log on to Windows XP
For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 841844 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.5
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Keywords: 
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