Logon Script not mapping drives 100% of the time.

Posted on 2009-05-01
Last Modified: 2012-05-06

We currently have a logon script in the startup to map a particular set of drives. It works great most of the time. However there are time when the drives do not map.

We have an understanding that the windows logon screen is dispalyed premature before actual network connections are made and we have insturcted users to pause a few seconds before logging on. When the drives do not map we can run the script and it works fine. We can also log the user off and back on and it maps the drives fine.

I am inquiring to see if there are any settings that can be changed in our switches that could eliminate this issue.
Question by:Mitchell351
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    Accepted Solution

    There are two group policy options you need to modify for this

    - Try turning off Windows XP Fast Logon Optimisation by enabling

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon
    Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon

    - Group Policy setting to force the scripts to run synchronously, i.e. Computer Configuration ->Administrative Templates ->System ->Scripts ->Run logon scripts synchronously,

    Only thing is you should be aware you are giving enable / disable

    Author Comment

    Sounds like this could really help, we will let the policy run and see if the issues resolve themselves.

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