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By servnj ·
due to a program requirement We need to map a drive on windows 98 system directly to a folder in the program files direcrory on a Windows 2000 server so that when the drive letter is selected it only shows whats in that directory. What is happeningis that it show everything in the program files directory. How can I do this?

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by ananthap In reply to Mapping Drives

Please try and create the share name (on the W2K server) at the required level. Using explorer, go to the "program files" direcory, select the folder you want and share by giving a share name and rights as appropriate.

I think that you must have used the share name provided for the "program folders" to do your mapping.

HTH.

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by HereInOz In reply to Mapping Drives

In my experience, Windows 98 networking with 2000, will only map to one level of share. What this means is that if you have the whole drive shared, then Win98 cannot map to individual folders on the drive, but can only map to the first share it finds.

Don't ask me why it does this, I just know it does. Thus if you want to map, say, the "fredfiles" user folder in Documents and Settings on the win2000 box, you will probably need to remove any shares that you have placed above it.

Setting your permissions as appropriate is also important, or nothing will happen.

Alan

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by ctmoore1998 In reply to Mapping Drives

First share the file in the program files folder that you want to share ie Mydir if you don't want the share to show up when you browse the neighborhood then add a $ to the end of the share name ie MYDIR$ then set the appropriate share pemissions tothe directory. Next on the windows 98 machine (or you can do it in your logon script) Open windows explorer and choose Map Network drive under tools. Select the drive letter that you want to assign ie K: then in the path enter your path to the share which would be like the following \\servername\MYDIR$ check mark the reconnect at logon to make the connection persistent. for a batch,command line or logon script the syntax is NET USE K: \\servername\MYDIR$ for scripts and batch files I like todelete any shares first with the command NET USE K: /d /y or you can globally delete all shares with NET USE * /d /y but if the local user has used explorer to create drives they will be removed also.

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