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  • Drive Mappings XP SP2 issues from login script and also from server.

    Domain Controller Windows Server 2003 SP1
    Client Computers - Windows XP SP2


    We have been noticing some sporadic issues of drive mappings for users.
    Some of the drive mappings are coming from the login script which is a
    ..vbs file in our Group Policy. The H (Home Directory) drive mappings is
    directly from the users profile tab.

    Sometimes the users get their drives mapped. Sometimes the users do not
    get their drives mapped. This according to our desktop folks say that
    it is after migrating to Windows Server 2003.

    I would like to provide additional information before I even go
    further.

    1. Our old domain controllers were Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP2
    2. Mix of Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP Pro SP2 clients


    The change was that the domain controllers were upgraded from Windows
    2000 Advanced Server to Windows Server 2003 SP1. Clients are mostly
    being migrated from Windows 2000
    to Windows XP Pro SP2.

    We did check into several things including GPO settings on Computer
    Configuration and User Configuration.

    We have the "Run Logon Scripts synchronously" enabled under

    \\computer configuration\administrative templates\system\scripts

    We also have "Always wait for the network at computer startup and
    logon" enabled under
    \\computer configuration\administrative templates\system\logon

    at the local workstation level. This did not help either. So, we have
    created a root level GP and have enabled this option and even
    "Enforced" it. But, this did not help either.

    So, we are out of ideas and we are not sure what else to check. The XP
    SP2 firewall is NOT ENABLED. This is an FYI, if anybody thinks that the
    Firewall is blocking anything.


    These problems did not happen when the clients were Windows 2000 Pro. Only after the clients got migrated to Windows XP SP2 these problems hit. But at the same time I would like to provide additional information about what changes were made.

    We had a network change and those are as follows:

    1. We were implementing IP Telephony due to which we had to have new switches that were in place replacing our old switches.
    2. The network segments were divided in different VLANS.

    I ran even Network Monitor on the server to see whether any network drop is there on the server and found none.

    I also queried Group Policy using GPInventory and got the results. This test was done mainly on one room. All the workstations were turned ON and I ran the query. The result was I was able to get some of the computers group policy queried and some I it could not. These are additional information that I am trying to provide.

    We have our network person and we are asking him to take a look at the switches side to reboot it and see. So, I am going to see whether that has any effect on this issue.

    But, I appreciate for your reply guys with your answers and if anybody has
    resolved this issue.

  • #2
    Re: Drive Mappings XP SP2 issues from login script and also from server.

    This may be way out there but could it possibly be a problem with the way XP interprets the vb script? Have you tried using another scripting tool (such as kixtart) to create your login scripts and see if they run more consistently. Just an idea.

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    • #3
      Re: Drive Mappings XP SP2 issues from login script and also from server.

      does anyone have a solution to this as i am experiencing exactly the same issues described here?

      i am using kixscript and it still fails to map network drives intermittently
      Last edited by bigboy; 17th May 2006, 00:37.

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      • #4
        Re: Drive Mappings XP SP2 issues from login script and also from server.

        i have found the following site

        http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...twk.mspx#EXDAC

        and was wondering if setting the RPC registry key described in the article back to 0 (zero) whether that would help.

        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
        \ SOFTWARE\Policies\ Microsoft\Windows NT\RPC


        i am so running out of ideas and testing takes forever

        i am concerned then that this change might affect the security of the PC

        What are your thoughts???

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        • #5
          Re: Drive Mappings XP SP2 issues from login script and also from server.

          We are experiencing this exact problem, with a kixtart logon script. We've likewise experienced this only on clients running XP SP2, in a mix of XP sp1/2 and W2K clients. There appears to be nothing relevant in the MS knowledge base, so we're at a bit of a loss atm. Anyone have any ideas?

          Thanks,

          debaser.

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          • #6
            Re: Drive Mappings XP SP2 issues from login script and also from server.

            Further to this issue: It's early days yet, but I seem to have stumbled upon a solution. I added the DWORD value RunLogonScriptSync (value = 1) to the registry of two client machines at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon and they've had their drives mapped properly ever since. (Requires two reboots/logons to initialise.)

            Presumably this is the same key that the GPO admin template 'Run Logon Scripts Synchronously' should change, but it didn't seem to amend it, so I changed the key manually.

            I'd be interested to know if this works for others.

            (Changes to the Windows registry are undertaken at your own risk!)

            debaser.
            Last edited by debaser; 26th May 2006, 02:38.

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