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map drive in batch file

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I am trying to map a drive in a batch file.  the command is...

net use y: \\server\share password /user:domain\username

it works when I do it from a command line, but when I put it in a batch file and run that I get...

System error 1326 has occured.
Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.

I am doing this on a Windows 2003 server trying to connect to another of the same.  Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Tim
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by:dis1931
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I believe the problem you are running into is that when you are running this from a batch file as a different user it should prompt for credentials of the username you specify.....if you are doing this when logged in as the username that you are specifying in the net use command then it will not prompt you for credentials as they are already present due to your login...

Dis
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by:wparrott
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Unless the username you are logging onto the 1st server with doesn't have permissions to access the shared folder on the 2nd server, you don't have to specify the username/password in the net use command.

Try replacing the password in the batch line with an asterick '*' and log in again. It should prompt you for the password in the command prompt. Does it work this way?
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by:mzgola
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net use y: \\server\share password /user:domain\username

try to username@domain.com "use your domain name" or just do it like /user:domain\%username%

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by:timnorvel
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Thanks for the comments.  I should have mentioned that I am trying to schedule this batch file to run a few times a day, so no one will be logged in at the time.  But I have the same error if I run the batch file while logged in or not.  The user I am logged in as is the one I specify in the batch file, but again, I get the error when logged in or not and it works when I type the same thing into a command line, specifying the user just like in the batch file.

I just realized, I don't know for sure that I get the "same" error when the batch file runs as a scheduled task, as I don't see the error... only the error in scheduled tasks that it did not run correctly.  I am assuming it's the same error though.

I used to do this same thing on a Windows 2000 server.  What's the difference?!
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I believe you can not do drive-mapping and network interactions in a non-interactive session.

I had a similar problem some time ago trying to schedule a copy of files to/from network-drives. It worked interactively. It didnt in a schedule. I ended up working around it with web/ftp-requests which doesent rely on NT-credentials for network-operations.

If you indeed used to do this with a W2K-Server (which I wonder how you managed) and now cannot do it with a W2K3-Server, I believe this has something to do with the access-permissions the scheduler-service runs as.

EE has earlier answered something similar. You might try this approach:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/MSDOS/Q_21002545.html
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Q_20965343.html
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