Win XP with SP2 workgroup PC login script with drive mappings failing.
Posted on 2006-07-19
I have some windows xp sp2 machines that are part of a workgroup, but not part of a domain.
The PC's use autologon as the PC's operate unattended, and need to logon automatically.
I have a logon script that runs, and inside the login script is various drive mappings and xcopy operations from network drives to the local drives.
The trouble is that the logon script operations that involve network drive activity fail.
I believe this is because the script is running before the network has finished setting up.
If I place a pause at the start of the script, wait 10 seconds after logon and then press enter the logon script works fine.
I have tried various registry values and group policy entries to try fix the problem, but none of them seem to actually have ANY effect at all, the desktop and logon script are still appearing before the network is completing its setup.
I am delibrately not stating which registry settings or group policy settings I have tried as I to start the investigation again from scratch and not pre-empt any offered solutions.
The error message being returned by my command: 'net use \\J: \\deathstar\apps /yes /persistent:no' is 'System Error 67 has ocurred'
What IS interesting is that the command before that: 'net time \\deathstar /set /y' completes okay.
Any suggestions or help would be apprecated.