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The HOMEPATH and HOMEDRIVE environment variables no longer point to the correct location when a persistent drive mapping already exists in Windows 2000 Professional
Article ID: 843548 - View products that this article applies to.
After you install Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-11 Security Update for Microsoft Windows 2000 (KB835732) and then you log on to your Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional-based computer, the HOMEDRIVE and HOMEPATH environment variables no longer point to the correct location when you already have a persistent drive mapping that points to the same location.
Note By default, the HOMEDRIVE and HOMEPATH environment variables are set to the local drive.
This problem occurs when a persistent drive mapping already exists and that drive mapping points to the same location as the HOMEDRIVE and HOMEPATH environment variables.
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=supportNote 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.
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites are required.
Restart requirementYou must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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 -------------------------------------------------------- 11-Jul-2004 19:30 5.0.2195.6958 335,120 Msgina.dll 04-Jun-2004 23:13 5.0.2195.6935 5,887,488 Sp3res.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For additional information about MS04011: Security Update for Microsoft Windows, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
835732For additional information about the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/835732/ )MS04-011: Security Update for Microsoft Windows
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates