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Force Local Profile but Map User's Network Drive

By bags4440 ·
We have computers in our conference rooms for anyone to use. We're having an issue with roaming profiles hanging while loading. This occurs when a person from one location logs into the conference room PC at another location. I'm pretty sure it's because of the size of their roaming profile (all profiles are roaming, corporate policy). I'd like to get them logged in quickly ie: a local profile, but they need access to their "home" drive on the server at their normal location. Any thoughts or ideas?

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Use a script

by NickNielsen In reply to Force Local Profile but M ...

Have a fixed local profile, but ask the user where his home location is as part of the log-in process. Then map the user drive based on the answer provided.

e.g. Where is your home office:
Austin
Cleveland
Kansa City
New York
Sacramento

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Thanks for Responding...

by bags4440 In reply to Use a script

Thanks for responding Nick. I don't suppose you know where I might get my hands on a sample script? I've only written a couple very simple scripts.

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Sorry, I don't

by NickNielsen In reply to Thanks for Responding...

I was repulsed by the dark side and chose to work almost exclusively on hardware, so I haven't done any scripting in 10 years or more.

If I remember, though, there's an option to wait for input, then all you would have to do is the conditional:

IF location="Austin" net use //austinserver/%user%

It would run in a command window. You might see if you can find somebody who would write it in VB for you.

Or, you could post a revised question (How do I check user location?) over in the Q&A. Some of the peers who monitor that forum live for questions like this.

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Good Idea

by bags4440 In reply to Sorry, I don't

Thanks for the advice. I'll ask in the Q&A section for a script.

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Use a script

by NickNielsen In reply to Force Local Profile but M ...

Have a fixed local profile, but ask the user where his home location is as part of the log-in process. Then map the user drive based on the answer provided.

e.g. Where is your home office:
Austin
Cleveland
Kansa City
New York
Sacramento

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