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Posted on 2014-02-19
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I'm trying to change the logon script for the users located under a particular OU. They currently have their home directory pointing to U: \\servername\users\%username%. I want to change it to U: \\network\users\%username%. I added the following command lines to the logon script:

net use u: /delete
net use u: \\network\users\%username%

Saved the file and then closed it. But when I logon as a user from this OU or try and force GOP updates by running the gpupdate command. The user's U: drive continues to point to the \\servername\users\%username% instead of \\network\users\%username%

What step am I missing?
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Question by:dowhatyoudo22
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by:Patricksr1972
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If now trying by GPO is there any chance of a logon script given to the user in AD?
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how do users have set that \\servername\users\%username%?
also with GPO you unlinked from that OU?
or do they have it set i user account properties as home folder?
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by:dowhatyoudo22
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there is a logon script configured in the user profile>logon script field under the profile tab in ADUC. How do I find that script?
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by:Patricksr1972
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In sysvol folder
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by:Mahesh
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try below
net use * /d /y
net use U: \\network\users\%username%

Just ensure that Home drive is not set in AD user properties with same drive letter as previous, otherwise it will apply 1st on user logon and your batch file is getting ignored.

One another way:
Select all affected users in OU and go to properties.
On profiles tab enter new path with new drive letter with \\network\users\%username% variable for all users and select apply
This will pre create home folders for all affected users in advance

Then add batch file as a user logon script
net use u: /d /y
where U: represents old drive map letter pointing to old path

Mahesh
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Steve Knight earned 500 total points
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A script defined as just "batchfile.cmd" without a path in the user login script setting will be in the NETLOGON share which is in C:\Windows\SYSVOL\sysvol\domain.local\SCRIPTS by default on your DC's.

Probably easiest would be to blank out what that script does, implement it using script in the other OU's and new one in the OU you want.

Or better do without the scripts and use group policy preferences.  You just define a drive, where it maps to and any conditions such as group memberships and it does it for you as part of policy during logon.

Steve
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by:dowhatyoudo22
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I was able to locate the script, that is assigned under AD for these users. Thanks!! It doesn't really do anything but replace host files. Their home drive's are configured under AD and they have a script via group policy that maps the drive as intended.

adding the delete command and then trying to recreate the mapped drive to another location doesn't still doesnt work. Its only a hand full of users so I'm just making the changes manually. For now....
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