[gptalk] Re: Login scripts and DNS

  • From: <Booker.Washington@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 10:36:41 -0400

To add even more, complexity

I have a separate policy that maps a different drive letter
To a different server altogether

i.e

net use w: \\server3.domain.com<file:///\\server3.domain.com>


and when I change the cname path to the alias path for the "problem" mapping, 
it seems to affect whether the above mapping works

Intermittently, the W drive will either not show, or take at least two minutes 
before it shows up in the list of network drives






Booker T. Washington III
Systems Support Specialist
404-894-8716 direct
404-385-5188 alt

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Behalf Of Booker.Washington@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2008 10:23 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Login scripts and DNS

Any thoughts

I have a login script that is mapping a cname record for a host to a share

The original share is 
\\server1.domain.com\share<file:///\\server1.domain.com\share>

The alias is \\server2.domain.com\share<file:///\\server2.domain.com\share>  
pointing to cname \\server1.domain.com\share<file:///\\server1.domain.com\share>

My old drive mapping was
Net use y: \\server1.domain.com\share<file:///\\server1.domain.com\share>

A few weeks ago, I made the change to

Net use y: \\server2.domain.com\share<file:///\\server2.domain.com\share>

Everything seemed to work fine, the drive mapping came up, no problem


For the past few days, the drive letter has not been showing up

I changed it back to

Net use y: \\server1.domain.com\share<file:///\\server1.domain.com\share>  and 
after waiting for the change to replicate and performing a gpupdate on my 
computer, after logging on, the Y drive appears



From my client machine, I can ping both names and using nslookup rgives results 
for both names


Could I be missing something from a group policy side..... No changes that I 
can think of have been made in the past few weeks





Booker T. Washington III
Systems Support Specialist
404-894-8716 direct
404-385-5188 alt

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