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Keeping Drives mapped in XP

By DreamVision Networks ·
I have a client that has an NT server (workgroup only, not domain), and needs to map individual workstations drives to the server. Sometimes the mapped drive gets dropped (magically) and of course they loose the connection. Is there a way, through the registry that I can permantly map drive that the user cant undo?? Other than setting i up as a domain & a default batch file??
..pete

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by progressiveofc In reply to Keeping Drives mapped in ...

You can use the command "net use" to map the drives with a batch file, then have the workstation run the batch file on startup. If the mapped drives magically disappear, just restart Windows.

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by CptOmlly In reply to Keeping Drives mapped in ...

I don't think you would need to set up as a domain, but rather run a batch file at startup that uses NET USE commands to map the drives.

If I remember right, you need to use NET * /DELETE command before mapping with NET USE, so that the script doesn't hang when it gets to a drive that is still mapped.

Post back if you have any issues, and I'll see if I can help you straighten them out.

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by DreamVision Networks In reply to Keeping Drives mapped in ...

Thanks for the quick resonse, I had setup a batch file previously, but it doesn't always hookup the drives?? Maybe the workstation is faster than the server?? I thought there might be a way using a timer after the desktop starts up?? again just guessing.. thanks ..pete (pete@computer-help.us)

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