?
Solved

GPOs & Logon scripts

Posted on 2014-02-19
9
Medium Priority
?
372 Views
Last Modified: 2014-06-11
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?
0
Comment
Question by:dowhatyoudo22
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
9 Comments
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Patrick Bogers
ID: 39871313
If now trying by GPO is there any chance of a logon script given to the user in AD?
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:helpfinder
ID: 39871314
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?
0
 

Author Comment

by:dowhatyoudo22
ID: 39871400
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?
0
Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Patrick Bogers
ID: 39871415
In sysvol folder
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Mahesh
ID: 39871425
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
0
 
LVL 43

Accepted Solution

by:
Steve Knight earned 2000 total points
ID: 39872001
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:dowhatyoudo22
ID: 39887096
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....
0

Featured Post

Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

Question has a verified solution.

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

For anyone that has accidentally used newSID with Server 2008 R2 (like I did) and hasn't been able to get the server running again because you were unlucky (as I was) and had no backups - I was able to get things working by doing a Registry Hive rec…
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…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month11 days, 5 hours left to enroll

770 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