Unable to map network drives on Vista
Posted on 2008-10-02
I have a Server 2003 domain with all XP workstations. Network drives are mapped via login scripts (.bat files). I have a compination of direct server based shares and replicated DFS network shares that.
My scripts work fine with the XP machines but not any of the new Vista machines, unless the user is part of the domain administrator group. I have disabled UAC on the Vista machine.
When the login script runs, the direct server network shares get mapped but the DFS shares do not. Here is an example of my script:
net use f: /d
net use i: /d
net use s: /d
net use t: /d
net use w: /d
net use p: /d
net use u: /d
net use f: \\houfs01\data
net use i: \\investlinc\dfs\InvestlincData\Corporate
net use s: \\investlinc\dfs\InvestlincData\ILS
net use t: \\investlinc\dfs\InvestlincData\IEG
net use w: "\\investlinc\dfs\InvestlincData\Wealth Services"
net use p: "\\investlinc\dfs\InvestlincData\Private Capital"
net use U: \\investlinc\dfs\InvestlincData\ICM
In the example above, if a user logs in (not a member of the administrator group), this script runs. He will get the f: \\houfs01\data drive, but none of the DFS drives. It has something to do with rights in Vista since when I log into a vista machine, all of my drives map properly, but I am a domain admin. Normal users DFS drives do not map.
Any suggestions would be appreciated