I have run into a networking issue for which I'm hopeful scripting may
provide a workaround. My knowledge of scripting is very limited and
before I get my feet wet, I'd like to know if a particular task is
Can a windows script log off of a local profile and then log on to a
domain as a different user?
I am administering a touchscreen workstation running win2k. This
particular terminal has no keyboard and it's ethernet adapter is usb-
based. The ethernet adapter model is a Linksys USB200M. Since there is
no keyboard this machine will need to perform an automatic logon to
the win2k domain.
A problem occurs when performing an automatic logon. Windows 2000
reports that it is unable to retrieve its roaming user profile from
the Windows 2000 Server. I believe this is related to the fact that
the terminal's ethernet adapter is connected via usb and this usb
device driver has not finished loading before the automatic logon is
attempted. In any event, Linksys hasn't been able to offer a solution
to this problem which I believe is related to their device.
There is no problem when logging on manually by typing a username and
password with an attached keyboard. Also, if the user logs off and
then immediately logs on again, the terminal has no problem retrieving
the roaming user profile from the server. The problem only occurs on
the inital boot. This seems to be further evidence that it's an issue
related to the loading of the network adapter's drivers at boot time.
Does anyone have any advice on how I might work around this problem.
Is it possible to automatically log on to a local profile on the
terminal and then run a script which would log the user off and log on
to the network domain and retrieve the roaming profile. This would
essentially automate the process I described in the previous
paragraph, and would not require any user interaction or keyboard