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Microsoft KB Archive/107242

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Local Path Set to UNC Path in User Manager

Article ID: 107242

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1



This article was previously published under Q107242


SYMPTOMS

When you upgrade from a LAN Manager server to Windows NT, in User Manager you may notice some strange behavior. In the User Environment Profile dialog box, instead of containing the proper path to your home directory, the Local Path field contains a universal naming convention (UNC) path. If you attempt to continue with this path, User Manager informs you that the UNC path is invalid. You are required to enter a drive letter in the Local Path field. Also, if you choose connect to your home directory, the information in the Local Path field is not reproduced and you must retype it.

Also, Winlogon will log you on with an invalid local path and assign the home directory to the root of drive C without cautioning you.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT and Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1. This problem was corrected in the latest U.S. Service Pack for Windows NT and Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1. For information on obtaining the Service Pack, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):

S E R V P A C K



Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords: kbnetwork KB107242