Can’t see my mapped drives
Posted: 07 August 2008 03:27 AM   [ Ignore ]
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This seems to be a common problem with the wireless users.  The problem is based on the fact that the logon script, which maps the drives, runs after you type in your user name and password and requires that the network be available.  However, the USB Wireless cards do not connect to the internet until after you have logged in…

The only way around this is to manually run the logon script after you have fully logged on (i.e. the computer quits making a bunch of noise, you are at the desktop, mouse moves and you can click things).  You can check out the WIKI article:  DCRC Mapped Drives Unavailable for info on to do this and create a shortcut for re-occuring issues.

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Posted: 17 February 2016 12:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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With Windows 7, 8 and 10 and the use of pre-auth wireless profiles (MU Domain joined systems only), wireless should generally be available before you login and thus scripts execute at logon time.

However, a few caveats, especially with Windows 8/10.  To speed up the logon and boot up process delays both processing of logon scripts so after you logon, it can be a few seconds before your mapped drives occur depending on the number of other startup items you have.  Additionaly after boot up or a restart, subsystems like networking, USB (say your wireless card is USB) will be delayed after logon assuming you attempt to logon as soon as the system gives you the opportunity.  Basically the order of operations for various actions has been tweaked to stress getting a user to the desktop at the fastest pace possible.  Again, the type of added hardware, the number of services, startup items/drivers can exacerbate this delay.

Anymore, almost every program or device you add to your system adds to your startup sequence in some way.

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