Login script runs, but drives to not map.-2

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Here is the scenario. Windows 2000 servers, XP Pro SP1, clients and visual basic login scripts. My problem. I have two users that log in and only map to one or two drive mappings such as user directory and common directory. Their group membership is correct and they have permissions to the drives that are not mapping. I can log on as them on another box and the drives map just fine. I am thinking corrupted profiles. I know that you can copy a profile and delete an old profile, but his can also cause a lot of problems and some things don't copy over. Has anyone experienced this problem, and if so did you successfully resolve the problem? Thanks in advance. Rhonda

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A – You indicated that on a different system the drives mapped okay. That means this is box specific. Was the 2nd system Windows XP also?
B – Drive map failures occur for two main reasons. One is the ’53′ network path not found error – netbios at its worst. Try the DNSWins entries on the bad box. Also try editing the HOSTS & LMhosts files in %systemroot%System32driversetc folder. Microsoft uses those as cheat sheets to find things. The 2nd and more difficult reason for mapping to fail is ‘permissions’. Win2k/2k3 add permissions for users and computers. It is possible to have computers that login but don’t have permission for file access. This does NOT require ‘file sharing’ to be turned on on the workstation.

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  • Rhonda55
    Thanks for all of your input. All machines are XP, and standard corporate images. I had a second box start to do the same thing and actually resolved the issue. At the command prompt I did a Net Use Drive letter: /d and deleted every drive that should normally be mapped. I then rebooted the machine and presto the drive mappings are again working. Now comes to the second issue on the one machine that is still not mapping (this is the machine that my original message was about). At the command prompt I tried to use the same command and discovered that any command I try to use such as ping, ipconfig, net use whatever, I get an error saying that the command is not found as an internal command. I can find nothing on the web that relates to this exact problem only similar issues with not resolution. What a pain. Any ideas on how to get an XP box to once again recongnize these commands. It used to work on this box. Thank you. Rhonda
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  • MisterX83
    Hmm, sound like you may have corruption on your HD, or got hit by some malware. You mentioned "standard corporate images". How much time are you willing to spend troubleshooting. I know that often it is more satisfying to figure out what the problem is, but it may be quicker to copy off the user's data, and then re-image the system. We have our OS and standard suite of applications on a two CD set and run an install script. It takes a day to rebuild the machine but that is really only a few minutes of our time to start or swap CDs -- the rest runs automatically for an hour or two at a time. We rebuild off the network, install the latest patches off of a USB memory stick, then put the machine back on the network. The raze and rebuild also makes sure you don't have any malware left on the machine.
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  • PaulieEddie
    I agree that there may be corruption on the hard drive. However, I would try using the CHKDSK /R on the C: drive before going to the trouble of rebuilding the system.
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