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Test NetLogon share is available & accessable using utility runing as "LocalSystem" Account

Hello,

    I have a requirement to test that the netlogon share is available & accessable,  in order to do this we have an application running as LocalSystem on the server which runs scripts to check its shared and accessable.

The scripts works fine when running as Administrator but it fails when runing using the local system account.

Any idea ?
Windows 2000

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PaulGibson

8/22/2022 - Mon
Netman66

Hi PaulGibson,

Add the Domain Computers security Group to the share permissions.

Regards,

Netman66, MCSE, MCT
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sirbounty

Does:
 
 Net View \\Servername|find /i "netlogon"

work for you from a command prompt? (Start->Run->CMD)
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PaulGibson

Netman66,

       Not an option,  security guy won't allow it :/

sirbounty,

      yes that works fine to verify that the share is shared but it doesn't tell me I can connect to it.

The script I'm running is doing  a   net view \\servname\netlogon |find /i "netlogon"  if it does find it it generates a message saying it doesn't exist
I then do I dir \\servername\netlogon and depending on the error level I'm either doing nothing or generating another message that its inaccessable.

both work fine from the admin account but the local system account doesn't want a bar of it.
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sirbounty

That's a problem with LocalSystem, I'm afraid...

Can you elaborate on your script?  Maybe there's another way.

One that comes to mind, if it's feasible is to schedule a report remotely...

Server1, 2 & 3 would all have the following schedule:

net share|find /i "netlogon" > c:\Netlogon.rpt

Then, you'd have to copy all rpt files from the remote servers, but you could do that with a script running as admin.

Otherwise - more details, please. :D
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PaulGibson

netman66,
               YEs that was my initial thought untill I met the guy face to face.....  lets just say the guy reminds me of brock lesner except a whole lot smarter  :)


sirbounty,

          The script is for ensuring the servers are up & users can connect as previously we have had quie a few issues where users could not connect to shares.  Its not so much a reporting thing is a monitoring thing,  if the shares are not available we want to know about it prefferably before the users do.
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PaulGibson

Guys,

    No cigar but I at least had fun beating the security guy up!   ;)

Thanks for the ideas & suggestions
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