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Posted on 2008-10-27
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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?
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Question by:broberc6
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by:LauraEHunterMVP
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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
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by:broberc6
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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
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by:LauraEHunterMVP
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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.
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by:broberc6
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This is how it is declared in the login script
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vUserGroups=LCase(Join(oLogonUser.MemberOf))
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LauraEHunterMVP earned 375 total points
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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.
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