Re: Mapping to a DFS Root
> On Thu, 2 Oct 2008 11:52:09 -0700, MtDewMike
> <MtDewMike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >I've read several articles about people having issues mapping network drives
> >to DFS shares. My case is a little different... I think.
> >We just recently joined a laptop w/Vista Business to our domain. We have a
> >login script that runs, which maps 3 drives - F, S and T for all users. When
> >logging into the domain from the laptop, S and T map fine, but the F drive
> >does not map. We can map it manually, but it will not map on its own via the
> >login script.
> >The login script looks something like this:
> >NET USE F: \\FQN.domain\root /PERSISTENT:NO
> >NET USE S: \\FQN.domain\root\folder1 /PERSISTENT:NO
> >NET USE T: \\FQN.domain\root\folder2\folder3 /PERSISTENT:NO
> >I don't receive any errors. Any ideas?
> Change the order of the drive hookup and see if it's just that the
> first one that always times out. Vista is very slow to start the
> network and hook to the router. If it's not fully running, the drive
> won't connect.
> I have similar problems with my login/hookup. I've taken to having a
> desktop icon to run when I have issues.
> There are a couple programs around that you can use run a program at
> startup on a delay so that the network has time to start. I don't
> recall the names off the top of my head. If that's the issue, you
> should repost in the .general group with a subject like "run startup
> program with a delay?" and someone should chime in.
I have fixed this issue.
On the TechNet forums, someone had suggested to manually run the line to see
if I could map to the DFS root. So, I copied the line from my login script to
manually execute it. Here's what I copied:
NET USE F: \\FQN.domain\root\ /PERSISTENT:NO
I got a System error 67 - The network name cannot can be found.
I then looked at it again, and saw the \ at the end of the path. So, I
removed it from our domain login script, rebooted the laptop, logged in and
bang - it worked. This whole time it was one simple \ that was throwing it