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Windows 7 Drive Mapping Issues

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If you find Windows7 workstations not mapping all the network drives on login, here's some help:

If you find Windows7 workstations not mapping all the network drives on login, here's some help:

 

Windows creates two logons, one as a non-admin token and the other contains your full token. (This was true in Microsoft Vista as well.)

This problem occurs because User Account Control treats members of the Administrators group as standard users. Therefore, network shares that are mapped by logon scripts are shared with the standard user access token instead of with the full administrator access token.

It was designed to do this, but when your scripts don’t run it’s not a friendly design. Depending on how you join your domain, this may not be an issue.

If it is, you can enable a registry settings that allows the logon script to run regardless.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System and add a DWORD 32-bit key for EnableLinkedConnections and set its value to 1 (using Decimal, not Hexadecimal).

You’ll need to reboot afterwards.

If you need additional assistance, please don't hesitate to contact our Technical Assistance Center.

 

 

Brice Stevens
Advanced Logic Industries
Technical Assistance Center
tac@ali-inc.com

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