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Drive mapping across a WAN

By scali996 ·
SHORT story: Is there any way I can supply a User ID while doing a Network Drive Mapping with Win98 on a Workgroup?

LONG story: I am attempting to perform a Network Drive Mapping across a WAN (to our sister company) with a Windows98 PC running in a WorkGroup. The problem is that when I create a mapped drive, Windows98 asks for a password and NOT a ID, so I cannot get authenticated on their network. I CAN map a drive with Windows 2000 or XP because these OS's do ask for an ID while mapping. I know it is using the Windows98 User ID/Login (ie jDoe) to map, but my sister network will need to use a different user name for the application (ie DDR1001) that needs the mapped drive. One way around the ID is to make our NDS ID/Password and the applications ID/password the same - but I don't want to that and either does my sister company. Any suggestions?


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by InletGroveHS In reply to Drive mapping across a WA ...

Well, I have not tried to use this on a Win98 machine, as I wrote it up for Win2K / WinXP computers. But you can give it a try. Copy and past the following into Notepad and save as a batch file (.bat).




To customize the file all you need to do is:

1) Change the @ symbol to whatever drive letter you want to map to.
2) Change \\SERVER\SHARE to whatever server and share you want (ie. \\ighsbfs\tech).
3) Replace DOMAIN, USERNAME and PASSWORD with the ones you need to connect to the drive.


ECHO Ready To Establish Connection...

NET USE /del /y @:



ECHO Connection To Network Drives Complete!


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by InletGroveHS In reply to

I also have a Visual Basic program that is a little more user friendly than the batch files. It is also made for Win2K / WinXP machines, not sure about Win98.

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by Sue T In reply to Drive mapping across a WA ...

Don't know if this would work or not but have you tried using the Windows logon screen using your sister company user name and password and continuing to use your Windows Network logon as you have been and then when you want to logon to the sister company you just log into Windows with that user name and password.

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