Remapping Drives Using Logon Scripting

I am working on a logon scripting problem for the first time. My problem is basically how do I remap drives to there correct locations in script? I am in a mixed evironment with win2k server and win2k pro/ win98/ mac workstations.
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jhawklynConnect With a Mentor Commented:
NET USE  - probably the command you'll need.  (Except the Mac....)
- some steps
1. Check that the drive isn't already mapped correctly.
2. map if it isn't available
3. check that the drive as mapped is mapped to a known location if it isn't unmap it. - remap.

Assumption: Username/password on current machine matches username and password on destination machine.

Below sample bat file would map a 'J' Drive to a specific location:
==== Begin MapSample.BAT =======
@echo off
REM PREMISE Drive to be mapped has known location ie: J:\EVAL
REM This sample bat file demo's mapping to Drive 'J'
if exist j:\eval\nul goto Done
REM check for mapping to 'wrong' location,  unmap to then do drive  remap.
if exist j:\nul net use j:  /delete
REM Map the drive
net use j: \\machine\volume
REM Check for success
if exist j:\eval\nul goto Done
Echo ERROR: Drive NOT mapped to j:\eval as expected.
Goto End
Echo Drive J is mapped
==== End MapSample.Bat
Sounds good so far.

Also. win9x/ME can not map drive Z: ,  NT can.

It is going to be difficult to map more than one or 2 drives if you want to be consistent.

I would start at drive M or N or higher.

 I hope this helps !
From Tim , regarding finding the first free drive letter:

From: tim_holman                               Date: Wednesday, November 22 2000 - 04:01AM EST

                     In a batch script, try this:

                      net use * \\nt4_pdc\public > test.txt
                     for /f "tokens=2,3*" %%i in ('findstr "Drive" test.txt') do set drive=%%i

                     This will set the variable 'Drive' to whatever drive * has found.

                     From: timdog                                    Date: Wednesday, November 22 2000 - 08:59AM EST

Jeez, I thought you had it!  Almost there. I receive an error message saying that /F"tokens=2,3*" was unexpected at this time.
    From: tim_holman                                             Date: Wednesday, November 22 2000 - 10:14AM EST

                     net use * \\nt4_pdc\public > test.txt
                     for /f "tokens=2" %%i in ('findstr "Drive" test.txt') do set drive=%%i

                     You don't need the 3*, but it shouldn't matter.

                     Have you enough drives left to map ?

                     This works fine for me - NT 4, SP6a...
I hope this helps !
Please use a real login script program called KixTart.
It is freeware and programmed by Ruud van Velsen of Microsoft Benelux.
I'm working for a long while with this program and it is the best option if you want to use login scripts.
For more information please look at

With KixTart you can (re)map drives via the following command:

  use f: /del /persistent
  use f: "\\servername\sharename"
A better KixTart site is actually
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