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I would like it when an employee connects to our network through a VPN connection they can see the network drives automatically...   if there is no way of doing this is there a way to have an icon (.bat file) put onto their desktop so they can double click and he drives will show up??
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It may be possible to auto-run such a 'logon' script depending on the VPN Client you use.

Is the machine connecting via the VPN domain-connected?

Two options:
* Copy the script to each users dektop
* Copy a shortcut pointing to the script on a network drive

The latter will allow you to update the script centrally without requiring the user to change anything at their end.

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When the machine is connected through the VPN... The user can go \\server\netlogon\  and double click a .bat file for the network drives to show. When this happens they are asked for their username/password all over again for each server.  

I was trying to overcome this, make it easier for them to use.  If not, then it is pointless to have a VPN.
Michael WorshamCloud/Infrastructure Solutions Architect
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What VPN client is your user using to connect to your server?

Some VPN clients have the ability to run scripts upon connection which would solve your issue. You need to find out if yours does or one you can use does.

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Im using a Juniper SSL VPN appliance. Employees can go through the web to access our VPN. There is a section for scripts. However, it doesnt seem to be seeing it properly.
Michael WorshamCloud/Infrastructure Solutions Architect
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From my experience with web interfaces (i.e. Cisco Web SSL VPN), users connect to a website where the VPN applet on the server 'pushes' an install application and triggers running an applet on the user's PC.

I found this PDF link that talks of setting up Juniper SSL VPN and using WSAM to automatically map drives.

http://www.channelworx.com.au/support/documents/Resources/jnswsamdrivemapping.pdf

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Apparently I dont have the WSAM configuring option.

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Im running a SA700 appliance.
Michael WorshamCloud/Infrastructure Solutions Architect
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Best I can offer is maybe Juniper.net has an option under their Knowledge Base for how to do what you are looking for:
http://www.juniper.net/customers/support/products/netscreenra500.jsp
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Contacted a rep and they told me that the issue revolves around where the person authenticates to. A workaround is to create a bat file with drives listed in it, copy to the users home desktop and have user double click it so the drives will show up.

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