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Logon script for windows 98se

By QuocH ·
Hi all,

I have a Windows2000 domain with 50 users. Most of them are windows 98se installed. I having a problem to map a drive in win98se to their home directory

In the directory, profile setting, I have set map N: to \\w2000s01\users\%username%. In the login script I have: net use J: /home.

And the result are N: drive is not mapped, it's OK, I understand. J: drive is mapped to \\w2000s01\users, not \\w2000s01\users\%username%, that is what I want.

My question: Is there a way to map a drive direct to their home directory, because it is useless when they can see other home dirs, even they can not open it.

Please help me? Thank you very much.

Quoc.
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Logon script for windows 98se

by Joseph Moore In reply to Logon script for windows ...

From what I have read, Win98 cannot map below \\server\share. So, it could not connect to \\server\share\folder. Win2k can do this; 98 can't
So, if you want to set up home folders that can't be seen by other users, then I would use the $ to make hidden shares.
Share out every user home directory, and in the share name, end it with a $. For example, for user JOE, make \\server1\home\joe shared out at \\server1\JOE$
Then, point this folder as their home folder.
With hidden shares, they are not visible in Network Neighborhood as shares. They are there (and can be used in command-line NET USE statements) but nosy users can't find 'em!

Hope this helps.

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Logon script for windows 98se

by dcassat In reply to Logon script for windows ...

We do what I believe you want to do.

Share the username directory and name the share the same as the user login name.

In your login script use the following command and replace H: with the drive letter you wish to map to.

net use H: /home

Hope this helps

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Logon script for windows 98se

by QuocH In reply to Logon script for windows ...

The other people can still can see the other home folders.

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Logon script for windows 98se

by mcvr_win In reply to Logon script for windows ...

Actually Win98se or Win9x series of Windows Operating Systens are not the exact client for Windows 200 Server. Windows 2000 Professional is the exact client for Windows 2000. So better upgrading the clients to Windows 2000 Professinol. The same thing i tried with Windows Nt server but it works only with Windows Nt Workstation only.

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Logon script for windows 98se

by QuocH In reply to Logon script for windows ...

We do not have buget do buy licenses now.

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Logon script for windows 98se

by KathrynB In reply to Logon script for windows ...

We use the same solution as in Answer 1 - folders named to joesmith, shared as joesmith$, profile say connect p: to \\server\joesmith$, login script has a line net use p: /home. This works on all our clients: 95, 98, NT, and 2000

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Logon script for windows 98se

by KathrynB In reply to Logon script for windows ...

While this is much more time intensive to set up, it's the only secure way to do this with 9x clients, since 9x clients cannot map to subfolders of the share

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