[Samba] Re: Drive Mapping issue on W2K (Trey Nolen)

Ryan Novosielski novosirj at UMDNJ.EDU
Tue Aug 13 08:04:03 GMT 2002

You're going about this in the wrong way. Review the following piece of

      logon drive (G)
           This parameter specifies the local path to which the home
           directory will be connected (see logon home) and is only used by
           NT Workstations.

           Note that this option is only useful if Samba is set up as a
           logon server.

           Default: logon drive = z:
           Example: logon drive = h:

...this happens by default on an NT-based workstation. You do not need,
and in fact probably should not, mount a home directory in the logon
scripts for your NT-based machines. Instead, set this paramater to
whatever you like (apparently H:, as I did on my machine and as is shown
in this example), and the drive will be mapped automatically on logon.

I have used this method and it works just fine.

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> Message: 7
> From: Tim Boring <tboring at insight.rr.com>
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Date: 10 Aug 2002 20:59:47 -0400
> Subject: [Samba] Drive Mapping issue on W2K
> I've recently added a w2k client to our company domain and noticed that
> when a user logs into the w2k client, samba is mapping the user's home
> directory twice, once to h:\ (which is how I've set up the logon
> script), and a second time as z:\ (which is not designated at all in the
> logon script).
> The weird thing is that the same user can then log on from a win98
> client and the user's home directory is mapped only once, as it should
> be.
> Has anyone else experienced this behavior?
> Thanks,
> Tim

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