The current scenario is :
1-DFS is in place to manage folders
2-A user logon script is executed using group policy to map a drive to the DFS root ( net use j: \\DFS ROOT\DFS )
the basic solution works very well but there is an issue when the user is off the network, the scripts gets executed from what you may want to call a cached group policy , which is eventually causing delyas during startup and performance issues since the DFS Is offline.
My questions :
1-Are there any better ways to map the DFS to a drive?
2-Is there a way to check if the DFS is contactable before attemtping to mount the drive?