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Login Scripts and Windows Server 2003

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I have a network with 8 windows server 2003 domain controllers, Windows XP Pro, and using Active Directory. In one of my 8 buildings login scripts are not running for the users, and are unable to recieve mapped drives. Where should I begin to fix this issue?
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by:Dufo G. Belski
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The first thing I would do is check the permissions on the sysvol share on that particular DC.
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by:and235100
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Run:

dcdiag /fix

(Download Windows 2003 Support Tools to access this - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6EC50B78-8BE1-4E81-B3BE-4E7AC4F0912D&displaylang=en)

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netdiag /fix

(Download Windows 2003 Resource Kit - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&DisplayLang=en)

on the affected DC.

Make sure all tests are passed.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Have you checked your event logs for errors?
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by:crsrvn
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Permissions are ok on the sysvol.

dcdiag /fix results in following errors:
 Starting test: Advertising
    Warning: TVAE-AD1 is not advertising as a time server.
    ......................... TVAE-AD1 failed test Advertising
 Starting test: Services
       w32time Service is stopped on [TVAE-AD1]
    ......................... TVAE-AD1 failed test Services
Starting test: systemlog
   An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
      Time Generated: 04/02/2007   08:36:20
      (Event String could not be retrieved)
   ......................... TVAE-AD1 failed test systemlog

netdiag /fix results in all tests passed.

In my event logs I am seeing DNS Server errors with event id's 4004 and 4015. I am also seeing warnings under the directory service for NTDS Replication with an id of 2089. Under Application in my event log I am seeing a userenv error with an event id 1030, there are also a couple groveler and ESENT errors. I'm lost on this.
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by:and235100
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There does seem to be a definite time issue on this DC - which could explain the lack of mapped drives.

Can you make sure that the W32time service is set to Automatic - and is Started.

Also - check that "Allow this service to interact with the desktop" is not checked.

Can you also set this DC an authoritative time server:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042

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The problem ended up being a DNS issue, thanks for all the help.
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What was the final resolution?

(so in future people using the site can find a solution - or at least point them in the correct direction)
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The Domain Controllers are all running DNS. But none of them had their own ip listed as the first DNS server when running an ipconfig /all. They all refered to another DNS server on the network. I was refered to this article.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/814591/en-us 
I hope this helps.
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Okay - please ask a new, 0-point question in Community Support\General TA (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/General/) containing a link to the original question with a request to close and PAQ or delete it (as you answered the question yourself - a refund is applicable).

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