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Adding Network drives to default logon

By Technomancer ·
I was wondering if there is a way to setup a "default" network drive list for my users. We have multiple drives that each machine logs into and short of creating each user at each machine (or roaming profiles which I couldn't get to work) is there away to create a default drive list for each user as they log on to each machine so they don't have to have me come after them and add all the drives?? I don't want to use one logon for each machine since they'd argue over backgrounds and where they want there icons so I figured if there was a way to set it up in the "default user" profile, I'd do that but the only thing I can see to do there is add the necessary icons for all the programs.

Any help would be appreciated.

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by 4U21DER In reply to Adding Network drives to ...

I dont quite understand your question, but i would bet that you can use a login script file to map the drives that you desire for each user.

If different users need different mappings then create a seperate login script for those user and make sure they are pointing to the correct login script.

ie..
Group1/login1.bat (net use x: \\server\share)
Group2/login2.bat (net use z: \\server\share)

I use this method in a development shop. Some developers use one network drive and another group of them use a differnet one.
There for a keep 2 seperate login files and assign them the login script that maps them to the correct drive(s).

Hope this helps.

Good Luck!

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by Technomancer In reply to Adding Network drives to ...

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by estebandelatorre In reply to Adding Network drives to ...

You first need to make roaming profiles works!
You can make a script (invoked from the main user profile) to map a network drive, or make a .bat file included into the script, with a sentence like this:
net use \\server\share_name

The default user profile, resides in the local winnt\profiles directory. What you need to do is go to control panel system profiles and specify a path to "read the profile from"


Hop this will be usefull

Good luck

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by Technomancer In reply to Adding Network drives to ...

I know I need roaming profiles to work, but I don't have the time to study why they aren't working at the moment. I should be able to devote some time to this soon.

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by Technomancer In reply to Adding Network drives to ...

By the way, all users log into the same drives on all machines the difference is the user name on each machine.

ie g:\accounting
h:\games
t:\tax software

and all drive letters are the same from each machine.

hope this extra info helps.

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by shmaltz In reply to Adding Network drives to ...

In the default user profile goto the start manue folder double click on the programs folder double click on the startup folder now create a batch file named whatever you want with the extension of .bat, in notepad edit the file and type the following for each drive you want to map:
net use x: \\servername\share
make sure that your shares dont have any spaces.
Next create all the icons on you want.
The above is an answer to your question as how understood it, as you wherer not to clear.

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by Technomancer In reply to Adding Network drives to ...

This may be the answer. I'll give it a try since I need to have all network drives the same on all machines.

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by Frobo In reply to Adding Network drives to ...

Hi Technomancer,

does your User work in an Workgroup- Environment or do you have an dedicated Server where your users maps the drives ?
This issue is missing, depending on it the quality of the answers would be much better i bet.


regardsFrobo

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by Technomancer In reply to Adding Network drives to ...

We have a dedicated server as our file server, but some programs run from the server, our tax programs specifically. The other programs are all installed locally and the data files stored on the server, hence the need for all machines to see the exact same drives no matter who logs in.

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