Hi Janitorman, I've seen many times when the command line "overrules" the gui. I use "net use" a lot when a connection maybe open, but not visible in the gui and I can think of many other specifics such as faulty dns gui listings and more. I guess someone who uses command lines (either nix or win) really get a feel of how much more granular and precise it can be. People often wonder why someone would drop to the command line to accomplish something, but there are very specific explanations why it is needed each time. Many GUIs do not reveal what is actually happening behind the scenes and I think too many people trust the gui too much - but that's my 2 cents. You are very correct that network admins use this method a lot and it is difficult to learn so much "syntax" hence the need for a gui to begin with.
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