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cant access software on some machines

By shortstuff ·
Hi we have some software on our server that we can access from some machines but not others ..
am I better mapping to the software or would it be just a case of creating a shortcut to the program? or is there something else I should be looking at?
Also installiung new software to be accessed from the other systems on the network.. what would be the best way please?
As you've no doubt gathered Im not too up on this .. just had the job landed on me as being 'the man who knows all about computers! I wish!!)
many thanks ..
glenn

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by Skidoggeruk In reply to cant access software on s ...

It may be better to do this through a drive map, as you may need access to subdirectories, for data.

This will also make it simpler to isolate required users and you can automate the drive maps

Good Luck

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If you are using a MS environment, you may set permission levels from the share. You could do this through individual logins, or create a group where you can drop users in and out. Imagine this is achieval through most network operating systems.

Drive maps may be created through a login script. You could do things like create desktop icons, and underneath those, working directories. This is sometimes required by applications that have stored data under subdirectories relative to the application. If you set a static drive map, then you know that user must have a drive mapped to S (example) for this to function. This will isolate your data to a singular location, preferrably backup-able.

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by shortstuff In reply to cant access software on s ...

can I ask how mzspping the drive will make it easier to isolate required users? also how does one automate the drive maps? whats the benefit of this?

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