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Login Script Problems authenticating Win98 PC to Server 2003

Posted on 2004-04-06
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Dear Experts:

We are having trouble getting the login script to execute on our Windows 9x PCs when logging into our new Server 2003 Active Directory domain. We have installed the DS client for Windows98 from the Server 2000 CD on the Win9x PCs, we have shared the C:\Windows\SYSVOL\sysvol\%domainname%\scripts folder as Netlogon and placed the loginscript.bat file in this directory and the login script window pops up upon authentication but it still fails to map any drives. I can manually map the drives, and I can navigate to the batch file on the server and manually execute it and it will map all drives just fine so I don't believe it to be a rights issue, but it will not run with the login script so I haven't ruled anything out. The script runs fine on Windows 2000/XP machines. I am wondering if there has to be a physical folder named Netlogon or something else we have overlooked. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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JamesDS earned 500 total points
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Windows 98 machines need a NETLOGON share to run a login script, W2k and later machines use a direct DFS connection to SYSVOL.

You NETLOGON share may be missing or not have enough rights for the WIN98 boxes to access it - you will need EVERYONE (IE all users and all machines) at least read access for it to work

Cheers

JamesDS
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In trying different locations, shares, and rights options, we found that one of the "net use" commands we were using had a switch that works with Win2000/XP but was confusing or Win9x machines. Once that line was removed, the login script began working. Thanks for the response.
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