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Mapping a folder

By tech ·
Just installed a Win2K Server and made it PDC with Active Directory. From a Win98 workstation (Active Director Client loaded) I want to map a drive letter to a folder on the Win2K Server. I can map the drive, but what I need is the folder to be assigned a letter. Any hints?

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by SyscoKid In reply to Mapping a folder

Create a share for the folder and then map to the shared folder name.

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by tech In reply to Mapping a folder

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by Gigelul In reply to Mapping a folder

I'm not sure if I understand your issue. Why you don't change letter asigned when you map the share?

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by Gigelul In reply to Mapping a folder

If you share a drive c: whith CDRIVE name of the share and you map this you must type in map drive dialog: \\ComputerName\CDRIVE and you can asign any letter you want.
If CDRIVE share contains a folder which you want to map this folder must be shared also and in the map drive window you must type: \\ComputerName\Folder
You can share only the folder. You don't need to share all the drive.

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by tech In reply to Mapping a folder

I have shared the folder (little hand under it on the server. The drive on which the folder resides is also shared. When clicking on the folder to option for mapping a drive is available. If I type in the unc in the path of the map network drive dialog the letter gets assigned to the shared drive - not the shared folder on the shared dirve.

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by GMTurner In reply to Mapping a folder

-Share the folder on the Win2k server.
-Navigate through Network Neighborhood to the server.
-Right click on the sharename for the folder and select Map Network Drive.
(Your description made it sound like you had gotten this far...)

-Then you should be able to select the drive letter that it should be mapped to.
-If you check the "reconnect at logon" checkbox, it will always map the folder to the same drive letter on the Win98 machine.

As an alternative, you could do it from the command line (ie DOS) using
net use o: \\ServerName\ShareName password

(where o is the drive letter you want to use, ServerName is the name of the server, etc.)

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by GMTurner In reply to Mapping a folder

To make things easier to reference:

Server named server
Drive D is shared as DriveD
folder on drive D shared as SharedFolder...

So, when you type the path \\Server\SharedFolder the drive letter gets mapped to DriveD instead of SharedFolder. Correct? I'm assuming that you haven't been typing \\Server\DriveD\SharedFolder which might result in the problem you've described.

Just making sure I'm understanding the problem correctly...

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by tech In reply to Mapping a folder

Right - I was typing in the drive name also, when I used the net use h:\servername\foldername it worked just find. I do not know why when I right clicked on the folder the Mapping feature did not appear. I suspect that this 98SE workstation did not display the shares correctly - only the drives.

thanks,

JOHN

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by marcel In reply to Mapping a folder

try this in the command prompt

net use f: \\Server\SharedFolder

where you can change f in a free driveletter of your choice

have fun

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