Passing Domain/Username via Net Use

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Problem



When you use "Net Use" to map drives in the login script to Microsoft shares only, it passes Username, not Domain/Username. This presents an issue to users/establishments who do not join an Active Directory domain but are members of workgroups with accounts in AD.



I noticed that on the PDC/BDC's this was not an issue, as it would check the username against AD. However, member servers would check locally then stop.



Solution



In the login script where you would have



#net use u: \\server\share 


you need to change it to:



#net use u: \\server\share /USER:Domain\%LOGIN_NAME


This prefixes your domain name to any requests for services, and the member server then checks your authentication against the domain.



I hope this helps others, as this simple fix took me a while to muster!



Environment



  • Windows 2000/XP

  • Novell Client 4.91sp2/4.91sp3

  • Windows 2000 AD domain

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