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Windows 2000 Professional - Map Drives

Posted on 2002-06-02
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I am runing a windows 2000 machiene at my office that serves as my file storage computer. The rest of my computers in the office that access the file server are running windows 98. THe windows 98 machienes are using the client for microsoft networks, so that we can restrict certian folders on the file server. lately i have been having a hard time making sure all of the drive maps are the same, is there a way to make the 98 machienes logon to the 2000 professional computer and have it designate the drive maps? I understand that this can be done through windows 2000 server edition, but is there anyway to do it with the professional edition?
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Yes you can but it takes some manual work.
Do the following:
1) On one share of the W2KPro machine, make a 'logon script'. E.g. on the share GENINFO make the script file W98LOGON.BAT.
In this file, put all NET USE commands which a W98 workstation should use. Make sure they are non-persistent
2) In the W98 machines, don't map with Windows Explorer (as these are by default persistent) except for the GENINFO share - have this as e.g. Z:.
Then in their autoexec.bat file, include the command
  Z:W98LOGON

This means that upon startup they will execute all mappings, and all will be consistent over the workstations.

Have fun,

<Erik> - The Netherlands


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