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Windows 7 64 bit Pro as a client of a 2000 domain

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Last Modified: 2013-12-05
We just added a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit system to the Windows 2000 domain. The Windows 2000 user is in the Local Administrator group on the Windows 7 machine. Each user of the domain has a small batch file that mounts a couple of shares:

@echo off
net use I: \\server\share
net use H:\\server\usershare$

When the user logs in, nothing but the sky blue background comes up, no task bar, no start menu, no desktop icons, just the mouse cursor. The machine has not crashed as it does respond to <control><alt><delete> to switch user and/or log off. Local admin profiles no longer come up either.

This is a brand new Z200 HP, so I'm pretty sure there is not a hardware issue. I was able to load all the needed software both on-line and from unc paths from the server shares. Everything behaved normally as it would with a similar machine running XP Pro, so I'm at a loss as to how to get this machine to behave on the network. I have tried removing the login script from the user account profile with no result. Any ideas?
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