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I am running Windows Server 2008 R2 and I have just add a new employee to the domain.  I use a logon.bat script to map several network drives to the users machine.  Usually when a user logs in the command prompt box shows up and I know that it is running my logon script for the network drives.  However for this user the cmd box never comes up and when I run the net use command there are no network drives mapped for the user.  The logon script is in the users profile.  I have made him a member of the same groups as all my other users.  Not sure what is causing this.  Please advise.  Thanks!
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Can you browse the netlogon share on your domain controller where you logon script is located?
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From the affected users PC?
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Group policy objects prevent the user from seeing the domain controller and the mapped network drives or navigating my network places,  however they are still able to use the contents of the mapped network drives.
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This is a Windows XP SP3 Box.
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XP Pro
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Run the logon script from a command line.  IS it returning any errors?

ie
start
run
cmd (push enter)
type "\\domaincontroller\netlogon\logon.bat"

Make sure to remove any echo cancellation in the batch file.

Do you get errors or does it work/not work?
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Go the command prompt as the user and run "gpupdate /force."  Then run "gpresult."  This will tell you where your group policy fails and why.  You can use it to troubleshoot the processing of login scripts via GPO.

Here is a link with more details on gpresult:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc756960(v=ws.10).aspx
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Network not found is the error I recieve.
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The users get the logon script location from their user profile and not GPOs.
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You have some NTFS or share permissions blocking you or your GPO is too restrictive.  Is the user in the appropriate security groups?  Does the user have access to the network resources?
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The user is in the proper security groups and does have access to network resources.  All of my users have a P: drive that is located on the domain controller and is a shared network drive.  He can get to this drive which is shared by the user profile.
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What windows is the workstation?  XP, vista, 7, 8?

Is this in terminal services?

Open a command prompt and run "net use p: /del" (without quotes)

Then manually type the line of code in on the logon script pointing to the p drive.
ie (net use p: \\server\share)

Also, try doing a dir "\\server\share" (without quotes) and make sure the dir command returns the file list.  If it doesn't, you do not have appropriate permissions.

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Log in as a different user in to that machine and confirm that they can access and mount the p drive from that workstation.
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Great answers!  Thanks!  The final problem seemed to be a corrupt user profile.  I deleted the original user profile and re-created it as before and applied all GPO's and everything worked fine.  Thanks again.
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