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    Hi All,

    I have a really frustrating problem with vb logon scripts.

    To give you some background information on the environment in question

    In the past month i have replaced both the domain controllers in HQ with servers which are more than adequate in terms of specification imo,

    The OS for both DC’s is Server 2003 Enterprise R2

    FSMO roles are split between the 2 dc’s

    The scripts were written using scriptlogic, the scripts themselves do not have any errors, if they are ran manually they straight away map all required network drives. In addition to this frustratingly the script will run sometimes, no issues whatsoever for anyone.
    But as often as it does run it does not.

    I had put this down to the previous dc’s being antequated and very slow, therefore they weren’t capable of processing the logon requests from all the clients, there would be circa 180 – 200 pc’s in hq.

    I have tried to do as much troubleshooting as i can but now i am at a loss as to what else to try.

    For any users who had this issue a lot the first thing that was attempted was to add a registry key to the following location:

    HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon

    Insert dword

    RunLoginScriptSync

    Value set to 1

    This has had minimal impact on resolving the fault.

    Next I replaced the dc’s for hq

    As a trial i changed how the login script is applied to the user.
    (I picked on the IT dept as guinea pigs)

    This has previously been defined on an individual basis under the profile tab of their account in AD
    eg user joe bloggs would use ITLoginscript.vbs

    This is now defined in group policy for the whole o.u

    However this has had no impact on how frequently the script runs successfully.

    The next change I tried was to enable the group policy setting –
    Always wait for the network at startup and logon
    Found at the following location:
    Computer Configuration
    Administrative Templates
    System
    Logon

    However this has had no impact on how frequently the script runs successfully, but users now have a longer logon time due to having to wait for the logon screen to appear.

    I have ran DCDiag and Replmon on the dc’s but no errors have been reported.

    I have completely ran out of ideas on this and I would really appreciate any advice / suggestions as to how to resolve this.

    Many thanks

    Jonathan

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