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Drives not appearing in windows explorer

I know that this has been discussed before, but we are still having problems with drives not appearing in windows explorer. Occasionally it will not run the scripts at all (this is a different problem ?), but the bigger issue is that the drives don't appear under "my computer" for users. If they go into word the drives are there however. Most machines have ir6, but I did try ir7 and the problem was still there. We are using the run login scripts synchronously and that helped a lot, but it is still happening every so often. Anything else we can try ?
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deborahshields wrote:

>
> I know that this has been discussed before, but we are still having
> problems with drives not appearing in windows explorer. Occasionally
> it will not run the scripts at all (this is a different problem ?),
> but the bigger issue is that the drives don't appear under "my
> computer" for users. If they go into word the drives are there
> however. Most machines have ir6, but I did try ir7 and the problem
> was still there. We are using the run login scripts synchronously
> and that helped a lot, but it is still happening every so often.
> Anything else we can try ?


What I found here is that even with the group policy to run logon
scripts synchronously, if there was a problem causing really slow login
script processing then the desktop would display without the script
finishing. When that happened the drives wouldn't be there. In our
case what seemed to cause the slow login script processing was having
ZCM trying to launch both the GW client & Notify at login. Not sure
why, but for most users that would cause the login script to hang for
30-40 seconds. I wound up putting in a delay action prior to launching
the two apps and that was fixed.

With that problem fixed, the login script always (so far) processes
normally and with the run synchronously option users consistently have
drive mappings.

Is there any chance that when users don't get the drive mappings it's
at the same time there's an issue with running the login script?

FYI, we've got the IR8 client here... issue is still there. It might
be more of a Windows 7 issue than a Novell Client issue from what I've
heard.

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Thanks for the quick reply and the feedback on IR8, I was thinking about trying that, but it sounds like it is not worth it now. I also have read that it is more related to windows 7, but that doesn't make the users happy...they just want it fixed. Where did you put the delay, in windows or in the login script ? When you say launch at login, are you talking about programs in the startup folder in windows ? If so, I will check to see if we have anything in there, we are not using ZCM.

I thought we fixed it with the login synchronously as we tested it in our labs without issue, but we are getting a few complaints from users. I don't know how widespread of a problem it really is though, but the script setting helped a lot as it was happening all the time before that.
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Try this as a work-around.
First Line of your Login Script put something similar to the following:

#\\SERVER\SYS\PUBLIC\SLEEP.VBS

Sleep VBS would be a single line file: "WScript.Sleep 5000"

This would create a 5 second delay before map commands ran.
I suspect this would resolve the timing issue.

I'm curious if anyone seeing the issue finds this makes it more reliable.

It is possible that the time needed could be even less than 5 seconds or
possibly more.

On 9/16/2011 9:56 AM, deborahshields wrote:
>
> I know that this has been discussed before, but we are still having
> problems with drives not appearing in windows explorer. Occasionally it
> will not run the scripts at all (this is a different problem ?), but the
> bigger issue is that the drives don't appear under "my computer" for
> users. If they go into word the drives are there however. Most machines
> have ir6, but I did try ir7 and the problem was still there. We are
> using the run login scripts synchronously and that helped a lot, but it
> is still happening every so often. Anything else we can try ?
>
>



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deborahshields wrote:

> Thanks for the quick reply and the feedback on IR8, I was thinking
> about trying that, but it sounds like it is not worth it now. I also
> have read that it is more related to windows 7, but that doesn't make
> the users happy...they just want it fixed. Where did you put the
> delay, in windows or in the login script ? When you say launch at
> login, are you talking about programs in the startup folder in
> windows ? If so, I will check to see if we have anything in there,
> we are not using ZCM.


If you're not using ZCM then what I said about the delay doesn't apply.
My delay dealt with something ZCM was doing.

> I thought we fixed it with the login synchronously as we tested it in
> our labs without issue, but we are getting a few complaints from
> users. I don't know how widespread of a problem it really is though,
> but the script setting helped a lot as it was happening all the time
> before that.


I'd still look to see if there's anything causing the login script to
process slowly in the cases when users still don't get mapped drives.

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You are a Genius Craig. WScript.Sleep 5000 WORKS LIKE A CHARM. THAT i can live with!!!

Thank you very much

Don
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