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how to map a network drive from ms-dos?

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    i want to know if there is a command to map network drives from the commandp prompt. or if i may map the network drives with a .bat file or something like that. even in windows.
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Yes, you may do that with a batch file even in Windows.

Use the following command:
NET USE {drive letter}: \\{computername}\{sharename}

The syntax of this command is:

NET USE
[devicename | *] [\\computername\sharename[\volume] [password | *]]
        [/USER:[domainname\]username]
        [/USER:[dotted domain name\]username]
        [/USER:[username@dotted domain name]
        [/SMARTCARD]
        [/SAVECRED]
        [[/DELETE] | [/PERSISTENT:{YES | NO}]]

NET USE {devicename | *} [password | *] /HOME

NET USE [/PERSISTENT:{YES | NO}]

An example for mapping \\server1\files to the H drive would be:
NET USE H: \\SERVER1\FILES

I hope this helps.

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I am really glad that worked for you, but can you please let me know why a "B" was given for a grade? This answer seems to be exactly what you were looking for. The answer was given with in 16 minutes. And it seems to be very complete. You may just be unaware of the grading curve here at Experts-Exchange. I posted the grading information below. Please let me know, and if you need any additional information on this question, please free to let me know also.

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sorry, jmiller47 i didn´t know the way of grading an answer, but if i could change que result please let me know, and i will do it, and sorry again.
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