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Mapp network drives with user group membership

Posted on 2006-11-03
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I would like to map drives based on group membership. I have tried the following but get an error on line 21 Char: 1 error: The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted. code:8007054B Source:(null)


Const IT = "cn=it"
Const CORPORATE = "cn=corporate"
Const SERVICES = "cn=services"
Const UNIVERSITY = "cn=university"

' ======================================================
' MAP HOME DRIVE H:
' ======================================================

Set wshNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
wshNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "h:", "\\pways50-fs1\Profiles\" & wshNetwork.UserName



' ======================================================
' COMPILE USER GROUP MEMBERSHIPS
' ======================================================

set ADSysInfo = CreateObject("ADSystemInfo")
set CurrentUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & ADSysInfo.UserName)
if IsArray(CurrentUser.MemberOf) then
strGroups = LCase(Join(CurrentUser.MemberOf))
' else
'strGroups = LCase(CurrentUser.MemberOf)
end if
'set ADSysInfo = nothing
'set CurrentUser = nothing

' ======================================================
' MAP DRIVES
' ======================================================
If InStr(strGroups, IT) Then

wshNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "i:", "\\pways50-fs1\IT"
'

ElseIf InStr(strGroups, CORPORATE) Then

wshNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "x:", "\\pways50-fs1\corporate"

ElseIf InStr(strGroups, SERVICES) Then

wshNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "s:", "\\pways50-fs1\services"

ElseIf InStr(strGroups, UNIVERSITY) Then

wshNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "u:", "\\pways50-fs1\university"

End If

WScript.Echo "Script is complete."


Two objects for this project. 1) I would like one script to map network drives for my users. 2) After 8 hours i lose my connection to the server. I can either log back in or remap the drives. However i can not map the drives with the user that is logged in. i have to use the administrator account and password for the server.

Sorry for the log post.
thanks for your help.
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To fix the error, try changing the line
set CurrentUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & ADSysInfo.UserName)

to

set CurrentUser = GetObject("GC://" & ADSysInfo.UserName)
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Thanks for the reply. However i get the same error?
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Add the following line to the beginning of the script.

on error resume next
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So if i resume on error and skip the command to set my currentUser how will the strGroups command work?
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On error resume next doesn't skip a line, it just contines to run the script if an error occurs. A error occurs in your script if a network drive is already mapped and you try to map it again. I went through the trouble of setting up a domain controller in a virtual machine and tested your script. It works.
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Ok so maybe my domain is not set up correctly. I am able to get the first drive mapped (wshNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "h:", "\\pways50-fs1\Profiles\" & wshNetwork.UserName) but not the other drives.  the user i am using is only a member for the IT group.

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Thanks for your help dasmcse. I needed to have a DNS server installed to run my script.
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