[Samba] XP Home logon scripts
iwrtech at iwr.ru.ac.za
Thu Dec 9 12:27:35 GMT 2004
Yesterday I had to face the XP Home logon script monster and came up
with something that appears to work ok.
Issue is the XP Home will not do a domain login and therefore not run
the logon script, nor map the home drive using 'net use h: /home'
My solution is to put a batch file into
c:\documents and settings\username
net use h: \\server\username /user:username
Then place a shortcut to that in the users 'startup' menu item.
Now, when the user logs in and the network is found (I was working on
a laptop so the network is not always there) the home drive is
mapped, creating an authenticated connection, thus allowing the call
to the logon script to execute.
One can put the password into the batch, in plaintext, if that is
considered ok in your situation. However I believe that if the
network password is the same as the laptop login password it will
'just login'. My user has different passwords and is prompted for
the network password. This is complicated a little by having a
laptop username that differs from the network username.
Has anyone a better way of forcing a XP Home logon?
Hope this helps someone, and thanks to Allan whose message about
something like this got me going from a web search, but his email
DA Fo rsyth Network Supervisor
Principal Technical Officer -- Institute for Water Research
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