Logon script command (net use x: /home) fails with system error 53
Posted on 2009-07-09
I'm hoping someone can help shed some light on a problem I'm having. Here's the situation:
We've got a W2K3 network with two DCs and about 25 or so users running XP Professional clients. For each user's profile, the Home folder is specified as drive H: via the Connect option and points to \\server\user.name, and each user's logon script contains the net use H: /home /y command. Also, each DC has a Users folder which in turn contains home folders for some of the users. (The servers used to handle seperate divisions (different OUs) in different locations prior to a company consolidation.)
Here's the problem. When users with home folders on DC01 login to the domain, they get their H: drive. But when users with home folders on DC02 login, they don't get it-- instead, while other drive mappings to DC02 work OK, the net use /home command fails with Error 53, network path not found. For the users with home folders on DC02, I can manually map their home folder via net use \\server\user.name as well as in Windows Explorer.
Anyone have any ideas as to why the \home command works for one group and not the other? Could this have something to do with OU settings or how permissions are configured on the respective Users folders?
Any insights would be greatly appreciated!