Problem with Win Server 2003 Shared Folders not always mapping for same login on multiple XP Prof. Desktops
Posted on 2010-08-12
I have a setup with a Windows 2003 R2 Standard Server and about 15 Windows XP Desktops. The Server and XP Pro Desktops have all the latest important windows updates applied.
The probelm is on one of the desktop's it is being reported that sometimes (1 or two times a week) the user will login to the XP Pro Desktop and the Server shared folders are not connected to the Desktop drives (there are about 7 of them). The Desktop is logged in to server (it maps it's User Shared Folder that the Server setups up fine and has internet connection etc.. (the Win 2003 server is the DNS and DHCP server).
This is only being reported as happeing on one of the three XP Pro desktops that the users use the same login name and password for (used on conference rooms).
When the user's login to their XP Pro Desktops a Server logon.bat program runs
and has in it's file:
The Server share "NETLOGON" is set to: "c:\windows\SYSVOL\sysvol\domain.local\SCRIPTS
In the above direcotry is stored the following relevant files:
KIX32.exe - Date is from 2003 so it looks like an older version of the freeware script kiktart...
From above, the "login.kix" file has in it the KIX commands to setup Network Printers (Deletes printers and then add printers" and map shared folders to local drives (f:, m:, etc.) on local Windows XP Pro Desktop.
I looked on the event log for the three XP Pro Desktops for the ones that share the same login and I do see some DHCP errors.
From Desktop that is not mapping the network drives at logon time (via login.bat -> KIX32.exe):
Event ID: 1002
The IP address lease <the desktops IP address> for the Network Card with network address
<the desktop’s mac address> has been denied by te DHCP server <the IP of DHCP server>.
The DHCP Sever sent a DHCPNACK message.
This message comes out in event viewer then another event the same as above but with
0.0.0.0 for IP address is listed (instead of the Desktop’s assigned IP address).
When this happends I try and login mutlple times and it will not map the network drives. I try logging in under another login name at the shared XP Desktop and I see the network drives map correctly.
I see these DHCP errors 1 or 2 times a week in each of the three XP Pro Shared desktops using the same loigin name.
The DHCP server on the WIndows 2003 Server looks correct etc.. The MAC Address is of course unique for each Desktop etc..
What could be causing this? Why would it only happen 1 or 2 times a week? Etc..
If I want to edit the login.kik file what editor can I use? I can open with word and convert to text to read but not sure if I can edit and save back as .kik and it will work okay or not..
I am not aware of any limitation of using the same login for 3 different shared XP Pro Desktops (The Active Driectory sessions is setup to allow the profile to be used on any computer etc..