mapped drive

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Hi, i have a problem with a mapped dirve problem. at work there is a mapped drive called G:Apps and its permissions are set to 'everyone' read, write , execute. Thing is on the localmachine when a user logs in i keep getting the error message "Unable to re-connect a network drive" but if i change the useres group on the local machine to 'Administrators' the mapped drive works fine, its only when they are set as 'users' can anone help me as i dont really want to leave the users as administrators' This is where it gets interesting, in winXP the restricted users group is called "users", but in active directory on the server there is a user group called "users" which contains everybody including the administrator. but on the server the specified drive has full access to everybody - all users. but when i chnage the user goup i manually map the network driveto that user and log off. then when the user logs in the drive is not there and the error message is dispayed. Can anyone help? thanks andy

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It sounds like your users log on locally on the workstations. When they do that, they don’t belong to the “users”-group in Active Directory. You could map the drive and specify a user account to use for the authentication. If it doesn’t work, you could also map a network printer on the Active Directory Server, where you specify a user account with a password. It will then authenticate the user whenever the user logs in and reconnects the printer. If your user do log in on the Active Directory Domain, you should check the security policy, so that users have permission to map network drives.

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  • Schnell
    Hi, It looks to be a permission trouble. You can look on Security Settings, on Local Polices that policy "Access this computer from the network" include the group of users that you want. By default, everyone group is include, but check if it is change. Windows 2003 have some adicional security polices, for example, if you try to connect to W2K3 server with a simple password account it's not possible, or it this don't accomplish. If you have Denied permissions, be sure that your groups are not include in some denied police or permission.
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