Random problems with DFS mapped network drives

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Subject: Random problems with DFS mapped network drives
Posted by:  Michele Ghigliotti (Michele Ghigliot…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006

We are experiencing random problem using DFS mapped network drives.
I'll try to describe the problem, I apologize for my poor english.

ENVIRONMENT
1. Users are located in a sites without local server
2. Logon scripts to map network drives are deployed to users by GPOs
3. Logon scripts use the commands NET USE
4. Share permissions are not applied to Everyone, but only to Domain Users

Servers: Windows server 2003 SP1
Clients: Windows XP Pro SP2

PROBLEM
Some users, about 10 by day, can't see the mapped drives.

OUR WORKAROUND
Manually explore the DFS namepsace using MY COMPUTERS
Manually re/execute the GPO logon script.

We have already applied the Sitcosting options using dfsutil.

OUR QUESTIONS
Why this problem occurs ranodmly?
There is any solution?
What can we do to resolve the problem?

sincerely
michele

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