OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
So say we have one user that has a mapped network drive on his computer at work. This user also maps the same network drive on his personal laptop to work from home. The laptop reaches the mapped drive network via a VPN. Both computers use the same AD login credentials to access the network drive. Would this cause a problem?
I'm actually experiencing an issue where the network drives mapped on the work computer are disconnecting and giving the error whenever I try to reconnect:
An error occurred while reconnecting
\\DC\Home\<ADUSERNAME>Microsoft Windows Network: The local device name is already in use.
The Connection has not been restored.
I also found that the logon.bat script for the domain user virtually deletes the network drive and remaps the drive at each login. IE:
net use H: /delete net use H: \\DC\Home\%username%
Additionally, the work computer maps the drive via WindowsDNS Names like
\\DC\<NETWORKSHARE> while the laptop maps the drive via the DC's IPv4 IP like
I know this setup violates many of the standard protocols and practices of setting up a AD domain and users, but I inherited this mess and am trying to make sense of it all as a traditional Linux admin coming into the Windows AD admin role.