Workstation failing to map network drives despite running batch file
Posted on 2006-04-27
I have just joined a new workstation (WinXp Pro) to our domain and appear able to log on to the domain by entering username and password in the usual way. However, no network drives appear in My Computer. Normally there would be two network drives visible: Shared Work (T:) and the user's home folder (H:). All the network printers are also visible. The batch file which maps the network printers has as its first line the mapping of the home drive and its second line the mapping of the Shared Work folder. There are no problems logging on to other workstations on the network, only this one machine. Having tried several log ons with different accounts, strangely, on rare occasions, the Shared Work folder has appeared, but not so far any user's home folder. I have never come across this issue before. The computer account for the workstation is visible in Active Directory. I have disjoined the workstation from the domain and rejoined it with no difference in behaviour. I have just upgraded this machine to WinXP Sp2. I cannot be absolutely certain, but I seem to recall that the network drive issue started to occur after the upgrade. I am not yet in a position to reboot the domain servers, so have not tried this. I am completely stumped! Any ideas for things to try?