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By ROBERT66 ·
I keep on finding articles that say you can and some say you can't. Which one is it?
Can you or can you not map a user's personal folder to a drive letter using Kixtart, without sharing the user's personal folder. I don't want to go and share eachuser's folder and have to add a $ to the end of the folder name to hide it. I have installed kixtart and have kixRPC running. Have tried multiple script combinations to try and get this to work, but the drive mapping maps to the folder above the user's individual folders. I'm running W98 desktops trying to login to Win2k Server.

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by ROBERT66 In reply to Home folder login with Ki ...

Also if you can MAP to the user's personal folder using kixtart. Can I get some sample scripts.

thanks

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Home folder login with Ki ...

Here's how we do it (sorted by group membership even). Note the names have been changed to protect the innocent.

;============================================
;===========================================
; H DRIVE MAPPINGS BASED ON GROUPS
;===========================================
;=============================================
;===========================================================
:NUMXXX.XXX
$Drive="H"
$Share="\\Our_Server\Group_Folder"
If Ingroup("Us\The_Group")
? "mapping drive $Drive to $Share"
use "$Drive:"/delete
use "$Drive:"$Share
If @Error=0
? "Map Successful"
Else
?"error Mapping drive $drive to $share"

Endif
Endif
;============================================================

Hope this helps...

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Home folder login with Ki ...

Note this will map to a group folder, then they need to click on their own personal folder in that group. This has worked quite well for us but may not be what you require.

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by ROBERT66 In reply to Home folder login with Ki ...

I'm trying to avoid mapping to a group folder and then going into the group folder to find the individual folder. Thanks for the response.

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by dsmart In reply to Home folder login with Ki ...

We use the User Environment profile in User manager for domains to set the Drive letter and unc path for the home directory.

The directories reside on a Server named after each folder. This is a domain setup.
then We run a kix script and a batchfile to complete the mapping of the Home folder.

Marketing.bat:

@echo off
if %os%==Windows_NT goto NT_OS
z:\kix32 marketspt
exit
:NT_OS
kix32 marketspt
exit


Marketspt.kix:

; Marketing Script
; Modified 7/11/2001 ds
color w+/n
? "Running Marketing Script"
color w/n
use "*" /delete
? " Setting network time"
settime "\\Smefile01"
? " Mapping home directory"
use j: @HOMESHR
? " Mapping Drives"
use n: "\\smefile01\appsglobal"
use L: "\\smefile01\limited"
use m: "\\smefile01\marketing"
use U: "\\smefile01\public"
color w+/n


The problem we ran into was that the z: had to be set for the windows 98 computer to use the script with kix.
Windows NT and 2000 does not.

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by dsmart In reply to Home folder login with Ki ...

We use the User Environment profile in User manager for domains to set the Drive letter and unc path for the home directory.

The directories reside on a Server. They are named after each user. This is a domain setup.
then We run a kix script anda batch file to complete the mapping of the Home folder.

Marketing.bat:

@echo off
if %os%==Windows_NT goto NT_OS
z:\kix32 marketspt
exit
:NT_OS
kix32 marketspt
exit


Marketspt.kix:

; Marketing Script
; Modified 7/11/2001 ds
color w+/n
? "Running Marketing Script"
color w/n
use "*" /delete
? " Setting network time"
settime "\\Server"
? " Mapping home directory"
use j: @HOMESHR
? " Mapping Drives"
use n: "\\Server\dir1"
use L: "\\Server\dir2"
use m: "\\Server\dir3"
use U: "\\Server\dir4"
color w+/n


The problem we ran into was that the z: had to be set for the windows 98 computer to use the script with kix.
Windows NT and 2000 does not.

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