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Mapped Drive On NT To Win2k Server

By Tom_Thorndycraft ·
On NT computers on our Microsoft network, the NT computer will not map a drive on a Volume located on a Win2k Server past the root of the Volume.
Example: I cannot map a drive on an NT machine to \\<Server Name>\home\<User ID>
It will only map to \\<Server Name>\Home
Am I missing something? It looks like a browsing issue.
Thanks

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by timwalsh In reply to Mapped Drive On NT To Win ...

No, it's not a browsing issue. You can only map a resource that has been specifically shared. You cannot map map subfolders under a share separately unless they have been shared separately. This is by design (even though it may not make sense in all situations).

Hope this helps.

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by Tejota In reply to Mapped Drive On NT To Win ...

Ditto....you need to share the users folder and set appropriate security settings. Then you can map down to the users folder.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Mapped Drive On NT To Win ...

Just to add to Tim's answer:
In Win2K, you can map a drive letter to a subfolder under a shared folder. So, you could map L: drive to \\MYSERVER\SHARED\subfolder\subfolder2\subfolder3

But in NT4, it does not support this. It can only map to the shared folder itself. So, L: drive could only be mapped to \\MYSERVER\SHARED

Now, if you need to map to a folder that is physically under another shared folder (like to the subfolder3 in my example above), you will have to share out subfolder3. Then you would map L: drive to \\MYSERVER\subfolder3

If you are looking to avoid having dozens of shared folders visible whenever anyone opens Network Neighborhood (it can be unsightly!), then share subfolder3 with a $ at the end of the shared folder name. Using a $ makes the shared folder a "hidden" share to normal browsing.
So, you could share out subfolder3, but make the Share Name: subfolder3$

You would then map L: to \\MYSERVER\subfolder3$

Now, just keep in mind that the hidden share is not visible at any time in Network Neighborhood OR in the Map Network Drive dialog box. When you go to map L: to this hidden share, and if you double-click \\MYSERVER in the attempt to map to subfolder3$, you won't see it. But you can just type in the full UNC path \\MYSERVER\subfolder3$ to do the mapping.

This also works in logon scripts.

hope this helps (I guess I was in a wordy mood today!)

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