I'm guessing that no-one else here is brave enough to try and run this over-complicated Vista-styled server OS from M$, but i'm giving it ago, and it is giving me a headache. I have ran Windows 2000 Server before, but never had any problems.
The main issue i'm having atm, is:
I'm running Windows 2008 Server as an Active Directory Domain Controller, with several PCs and Laptops (Windows XP Pro or Windows Vista dependent on machine) as clients.
These are in the domain.
However, certain aspects of Group Policy are *not* being applied to these client machines.
The most significant is an issue concerning My Documents; i'm trying to avoid the Windows network style of "Copy Down, Copy Up", i.e. when you log on, it copies your profile to the client machine, when you log off, it copes it back, as for some users this takes bloody ages. Try as I might, I cannot pursuade such people to avoid using My Documents and just stick to a network share which would avoid this issue (no Copying Up/Down).
Thus, i'm trying to map My Documents to a network share, specific to each user (using the %Username% variable in reference to the relevant share), so that the whole Copying thing is avoided for My Documents at least.
However, it's not working!
The logon script maps the User share to the relevant network drive, but whichever way I try, it will not redirect My Documents to this share.
When I enquire on any of the client machines, i'm informed that the Group Policy Object does not exist - despite all such client machines being in the domain and the Group Policy being defined on this issue.