?
Solved

Group Policy Not Processing Every Logon

Posted on 2011-10-04
16
Medium Priority
?
387 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a 08 server domain running group policy. I have set some drive mappings and such in group policy. However my mapped drives most of the time come back with the red x after the user logs in. I have set the wait for network option but sometimes the computer actually listens and says please wait and other times it boots up and lets you log right in and the drives never connect. Is there a way besides wait for network to make the computer listen or reapply group policy all of the time. Only seems to be a windows 7 issue xp is ok but i have heard rants how microsoft changed something to do with mapped drives re-connecting on their own.
0
Comment
Question by:valmatic
  • 10
  • 6
16 Comments
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
Chris earned 1000 total points
ID: 36910551
This article may apply to you (I know it says it applies to XP, but it also applies to Windows 7) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/840669

The issue in the above article is basically where the network doesn't negotiate fast enough and windows becomes impatient and just skips GPO processing. The regfix mentioned forces windows to wait the specified amount of time before giving up - I'd try this on a couple of machines and see if it helps.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:valmatic
ID: 36910705
i would rather a fix for group policy or something i can change in group policy rather than a manual reg tweak for every single machine
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Chris
ID: 36910742
Well that's something you can work on later. Surely the best cause of action is to find the issue then worry about how you're going to deploy the fix.
0
Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File

If your organization has a need to mass-create AD user accounts, watch this video to see how its done without the need for scripting or other unnecessary complexities.

 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:valmatic
ID: 36910760
there is no way i am the olny one having this issue so i would assume microsoft would have a real fix besides manual tweak in the registry, expecially something to do with group policy
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:valmatic
ID: 36910865
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Chris
ID: 36910907
Look, either you want help or you don't. The reason this hasn't been fixed is because nothing is technically 'broken' - the cause is the network card not initialising fast enough. I'm giving you something to try so you can hopefully find out what the issue is. I haven't yet started suggesting 'solutions'.

By the way, I support upwards of 40 various sites and I've seen this issue on many of them across many different models of PC so you aren't "the only one".

Perhaps you should work on your manners, I'm attempting to help you out here. I'm not being paid. I'm not gaining anything from it. The least you could do is put a bit of effort in your end rather than expecting an immediate solution with no trial and error.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Chris
ID: 36910927
That article you just posted is the same issue as the one I posted. It's merely the windows 7 version of the article.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:valmatic
ID: 36911001
yes and it contains the windows 7 group policy fix i was looking for.  I pay to use the site and i am looking for "expert" help. If you are going to provide a half-baked answer with some link to something that is not for the os i need then dont bother responding. So in you supporting 40 sites you should know that no one is going to reg tweak every pc on the network.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:valmatic
ID: 36911101
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for valmatic's comment http:/Q_27379216.html#36910865

for the following reason:

i rock
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Chris
ID: 36911102
I provided the exact issue causing the described problem. Valmatic wouldn't try the diagnostics suggested prior to complaining that he couldn't be bothered to do it on all machines - the reason I suggested trying this on 2 machines is because it wasn't a final fix just a way of discovering the cause.

It infuriates me on here the way people asking questions believe they have no part to play in trying to find the solution. Experts can only make suggestions, if these aren't even attempted then there's not much anyone can do.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:valmatic
ID: 36911106
oh shut up already
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:valmatic
ID: 36911124
your article was not for server 08 group policy which is what i asked about not windows xp and windows 2000 PERIOD
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Chris
ID: 36911164
As I mentioned in my original post although the article is for windows XP, it's fully applicable to windows 7. The article you found is identical. It's the same registry key for the same issue. The only difference in the article is that it tells you how to put this registry into group policy. I could (and would) have told you how to do this had you been bothered to run through the diagnostics I suggested.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:valmatic
ID: 36911344
your article had no group policy mention in there. If it did i am sure it would have been similar to the 08 fix. You could and would have told me the solution?? When i asked for the group policy fix you gave me some bullcrap sob story about trying the reg tweak even thought i specifically asked for the group policy way of deployin, you are so full of it you dont even have your own story straight
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:valmatic
ID: 36911351
NEXT COMMENT BESIDES THE GOOSEMAN GETS THE POINTS
0
 
LVL 7

Author Closing Comment

by:valmatic
ID: 36911564
not for windows 7 but i found one similar that was for windows 7 and server 08
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
Compliance and data security require steps be taken to prevent unauthorized users from copying data.  Here's one method to prevent data theft via USB drives (and writable optical media).
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to update 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.
Suggested Courses

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question