For network drives and printers etc. we tend to use http://www.kixtart.org/ for the logon script. Takes abit of configuring but works well for us.
I don't really know much about Group Policy (and even less about Preferences), but I thought that User Configuration applies to an OU containing Users and therefore Computer Configuration will not apply and Computer Configuration applies to a Computer in an OU and will not work if it is applied to an OU with just users in it?
In this link, the author states that you need to also change 3 settings in the Computer Configuration, but I am basing this on trying to map Printers per User OU for their year group to apply to their laptop, not on Computer OU based on location...
Can anyone set me straight, I have my week off next week and I'd really like to nail this as I have loads of other stuff planned for when I get back!
Edit: Just to say adding this BUILTIN\Users returns an error for me and GP can't find it when I use Check Names, is this right?
And another edit to say I can't find the 'Point and Print' section in my GP!
Last edited by Koldov; 8th August 2013 at 02:44 PM.
Use something similar to this, just with your server name and files
And then for the PrintersCode:net use T: \\SERVER1\FOLDERA /PERSISTENT:YES net use F: \\SERVER2\FOLDERB /PERSISTENT:YES net use O: \\SERVER3\FOLDERC /PERSISTENT:YES
Hope it helps
sorry to wake an old post but i just wanted to add the little line here.
you wanted to delete the old's year shares and make new ones.
no problem.. logon script
net use * /del /yes
net use X: \\server\Doc1
net use S: \\server\Doc2
net print \\server\printer1
net print \\server\printer2
Exactly how I do it. Using IF USERNAME OR COMPUTERNAME matches criteria for specific people and locations. Works a treat
Hey Koldov, let me try and get you some answers (better late than never).
User configuration is applied to those specific users regardless of the computer they log in to and Computer configuration is applied to those specific computers regardless of what user logs in. The other difference is computer configuration is applied before the netlogon (CTRL+ALT+DEL) fires up where as User configuration is applied upon the login of a user.
Hope that clears up a few things.
Thanks for linking to my blog btw. Glad to see it has helped some people out!
Last edited by DXPetti; 12th February 2014 at 07:52 AM.
Everyone's issues have pretty much been fixed, but just in case anyone reading this thread in the future finds it relevant for quick fixes, I'll post this quick one I did for several drives and printers.
Using CC4 that I don't have admin rights to is a pain, but I've managed mostly a workaround without having to pay for the unmanaged connection software.
Best solution I've found with how limited I am, all I have to do then is get staff to realise that just because they can't see the asterisks, their password IS being typed. It deletes previously mapped drives every time it's launched, so I've put it on a couple of desktops so that they can switch easily.Code:@echo off net use * /delete /y echo Please type your network user name set /p username= Net use T: "[\\Example share]" /user:domain\%username% %password% /persistent:no Net print "[\\Example printer]"
Can also map the user's documents for a specific person's use. Especially useful on a few Windows Starter netbooks that can't use group policies.
Use editv32 to hide the password ...
set /p user=PLEASE ENTER YOUR NETWORK USERNAME AND PRESS [ENTER]...
C:\admin\MyDrives\editv32 -m -p "PLEASE ENTER YOUR NETWORK PASSWORD AND PRESS [ENTER]..." pass
Net use T: "[\\Example share]" /user:domain\%username% %password% /persistent:no
Koldov (14th February 2014)
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