Ok, I've turned to www.experts-exchange.com
becuase of the great community support, i have faith that someone out there has had this same issue. So thanks to everyone who responds with info in advance!
Ok, so I've got an active directory domain in my school district, I'm trying to get the win9x clients who login to the domain to use login scripts to be able to map drives on these clients. The first method I tried is writing a simple .bat file, storing it the sysvol\"domain"\scripts\ folder, then refrencing that .bat file as a "login script" in the user properties in active directory users and groups. Under the "profile" tab, and setting the "login script" to the name of that .bat file. Since the .bat file is stored in the common script location i tried just refrencing the name of the .bat file, since that didn't work I also tried actually putting in the unc pathing to that location, and got nothing on the client machines.
So then I went the route of installing "dsclient.exe" for win9x machines so that they are more compatible with active directory, after installing the dsclient, still nothing. So then I try the group policy route of adding login scripts to the "logon/logoff scripts" section of user polocies, still nothing. Then I tried to installed the latest WMI package for 9x clients, and low and behold still nothing.
So I'm pretty much at a loss here, not sure what I'm doing wrong, oh also to note on the client machines not only did I setup the microsoft client to login to the domain name, but also changed the workgroup on that machine to reflect the name of the domain.
frustration has set in, and i'm turning to the help of fellow commrades.. thanks again for all who have ideas.. anything is welcome,
Network / System Administrator
Redding School District