NT Database users are unable to receive or check their mail

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Question

NT Database users are unable to receive or check their mail if they are set up with a User Profile that specifies a Home Directory using the Network share option.

Answer

The problem is being caused because one machine does not have the rights to access the disc on the other machine and write files to it.

Solution 1
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Open regedt32 on the machine that the users directories are being stored on and go to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE key and select
SYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesLanmanServerParameters
and add a value called RestrictNullSessionAccess, it is of type DWORD and should be given a value of 0 (zero)

This means that any null session will be able to access this machine.

Solution 2
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This should be a more secure way of accomplishing the above.

Share a directory on the machine that you would like your users directories stored on so that in the Home Directory entry for the user of User Manager you would have an entry that looked \machineshare%username%
Open regedt32 on the machine that the users directories are being stored on and go to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE key and select
SYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesLanmanServerParameters
and add a value called NullSessionShares if it doesn’t already exist, it is of type MULTI_SZ and then add an entry on a line of its own reading “share” without the quotes, where share = the share name of the drive.

Depending on whether you are running workstation or server you may need to add the above settings to the LanmanWorkstationParameters key as well.

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Keywords:SAM Database Users Fail

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