I have a Windows 2003 domain. Security groups are defined for people in different parts of the company. Active directory defines a login script for all users at the home office and maps drives to network shares depending on secuity group membership. Works great
Now I have some remote users who want to access shares on the domain controller over vpn. he remote users are members of workgroups at their locations and do not login to the domain. The remote are able to map a drive on the domain controller by specifying domain login credentials. Works great - but since the users don't log into the domain, the login script defined in active directory does not run and therefore the drives don't get mapped for these people. I know that they can map drives in Explorer or via net use etc.; but I want to automate this and provide the same type of group based automatic drive mapping to occur.
I can provide remote users with scripts on each PC that will map drives, but I don't know how to get domain group membership. I would rather provide one central script instead of individual scripts on each PC. I would rather not hardcode domain login credentials in scripts on the remote users PC's