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Setting up and Mapping Network Drives

By kadjohn ·
Hi Guys.I'm a newbie to this field and I need some help.

I've been given the job of adding new users to our college domain, which runs Windows 2000 Server. While I've been able to add users and groups on the server, I can't get any of these new groups' network drives to show up on the workstations even though they can log on just fine. I created folders for the users and I can MANUALLY map to them,but I want it to be automatic at logon.I probably need to create a logon script for this(??),which i don't know how to do.Also, I realised that other users can map to other users' drives and access their data.

What am I missing?!There's gotta be something.

Workstations run Win XP Professional, SP2

Thank you!

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ok

by kadjohn In reply to Setting up and Mapping Ne ...

ok guys,i did a little digging aroung the net and found this article http://www.zdnetasia.com/insight/network/0,39044847,39093131-1,00.htm and now i'm certain a logon script will be required.

About the NET USE command.

Where do i run this command,at CMD?How do I enter the logon script command prompt?Next,how do i save the script and where is it saved?Do i specify the location?

Cheers!!

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ok now

by kadjohn In reply to Setting up and Mapping Ne ...

I found out where to create the logon script,using the gpedit.msc command.Is this fine?At the logon script dialogue box I specified the name of the script,but what about the parameter field?Is this where I type in the NET USE command?

Where exactly is this command from?

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Logon scripts

by xTEC4 In reply to Setting up and Mapping Ne ...

Is this college domain running Active Directory? Are the user accounts and groups setup in Active Directory (AD) or just on that server?

If using AD you can place the logon script into the netlogon folder and add the name of the logon script to the users account information on the profile tab.

The simplest way is to create a .bat or .cmd file.
In the file just type in the NET USE command line mapping the drive for the user.

As for way people can map and see other users folders, is you have not set proper permissions on the users home folder. Right click on the folder and chose Sharing and Security. Set the file/folder permissions from the Security tab.

Hope that gives you a little head start.

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AD

by kadjohn In reply to Logon scripts

Thanks for the reply.The college server is running AD and the accounts are set up on it.

I understand about placing the logon script on the netlogon folder and adding the name of the logon script to the users account information on the profile tab, but i wanna know how i create the logon script and save it in the first place,before i copy it there.I can access the logon script section on the server,and i can give the name of the logon script,but where do i actually write the NET USE command,at the the parameter field?This is where I lose it.

I just wanna know how i can create the .cmd or .bat file.

I know,stupid questions.Thanks in advance,buddy!!

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so far so good

by kadjohn In reply to AD

ok guys,this is what i've done so far.

i created the logon script using a .bat file,and copied it to SysVol>...Domain>Scripts.then i went to Administrative Users and Computers,accessed the properties of my two users and typed the profile path and the name of the logon script.All is fine so far,at least there's progress.The network drives mapped just fine,but somehow i couldn't do it using group policy,but i'm working on it.

But then the unexpected happend.I created a couple more users,logged in with their user accounts to test.After a while i noticed that some folders were created within the Shared folder.On opening them I realised that they are user profiles.You know,in XP when you go to My Computer>Local Disk>Documents and Settings?It's exactly like that in the server.Why would this happen?User profiles on a server only creates unnecessary workload on the server.

Guys say something!!I'm drowning here:)

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