[Samba] windows 98 logon script

vinayan K P samba.kp at gmail.com
Wed Jul 12 04:41:28 GMT 2006

Hi all,

Hope some could help me out with my problem.

The following is part of my smb.conf.

logon drive = Q:
logon path = \\%L\profiles\%U
logon home = \\%L\%U
logon script = scripts/%g.bat

I have a <groupname>.bat file for each group and that basically maps each
users home directory and a common directory of that group. Bellow is  a
script for group ma and name of the script is ma.bat.

net use q: /home
net use r: \\server1\ma

For windows 2000 and XP clients, the drives 'q' and 'r' gets mapped and can
access through  "my Computer".   Windows98 clients says bad command or file
name when it executes the same batch file when system starts up and the
drives does not get mapped.  But if run a batch file with the same content
(as mentioned above) after a 98 client is up, the drives gets mapped.

Could someone tell me, is there a way with which I can make the windows98
clients run the logon script when the system connetcs the samba PDC, instead
of running  net use commands  or a batch file that contains a net use
commands after the windows 98 system is up.

Vinayan K P

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