Solved

Universal Groups - mapping drives

Posted on 2008-10-27
6
367 Views
Last Modified: 2008-11-03
I have a Active Directory forest that I am attempting to map a drive for a couple of Universal groups that are nested within a DL Group.

I have 2 universal groups that are nested within a DL group. The DL group is listed in the login script but does not run. (I know becasue I have a Wscript Echo that should appear when the drive is mapped).

If I add the user directly to the DL group, the drive mapping works but if I remove it, nothing. The user is a member of both universal groups.

What am I missing?
0
Comment
Question by:broberc6
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:LauraEHunterMVP
ID: 22812488
What logic are you using to detect group membership within your login script? Not all memberof tests are able to chase nested group memberships.

See the following code listings for examples of group membership tests in login scripts that will test for nested memberships:

http://www.rlmueller.net/freecode1.htm
0
 

Author Comment

by:broberc6
ID: 22812674
Below is the script I using for all other working mappings

if InStr(vUserGroups, Lcase("MapXdrive")) Then
WshNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "X:","\\server1\Data\Executive",False
WScript.Echo("Script Ran! ")
End If
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:LauraEHunterMVP
ID: 22812710
Depends on how you are defining vUserGroups. Chances are good that the logic you are using does not test for nested group memberships. See my previous for examples on how to do that.
0
Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

 

Author Comment

by:broberc6
ID: 22813900
This is how it is declared in the login script
0
 

Author Comment

by:broberc6
ID: 22813902
vUserGroups=LCase(Join(oLogonUser.MemberOf))
0
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
LauraEHunterMVP earned 125 total points
ID: 22813957
Simply searching the contents of the memberOf attribute will not recurse through nested group memberships. Again, see my previous for examples of how to do so.
0

Featured Post

NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Downgrade From Domain to WorkGroup 3 40
ACTIVE DIRECTORY 18 48
Locating a GPO setting 3 27
get list of Security Groups of Bulk users 9 20
Resolve DNS query failed errors for Exchange
Find out how to use Active Directory data for email signature management in Microsoft Exchange and Office 365.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question