Windows XP - drive mapping error

Posted on 2004-09-06
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I have an 8 user xp based workgroup. 1 workstation is acting as a server. I am running corporate software that is server based with a shared directory on the server. The clients need to map to this share to see the database files.  All was well until today when I had to reinstall the server software on a a new hp workstation. The clients wouldnt map and were coming up with an error similar to: cannot map to drive, password cannot be blank, check group policies etc .  Setting a password (which was never previously set) on the admin account of the server allowed me to finally map but the mapping won't happen automatically when a user logs on. I have wrote a batch file and placed it in all users/start up but unless the user manually executes this it won't map. The batch file is obviously ok though!

What have I missed so the mapping will go through when the user first logs on??? are their any settings that are default in the policies that may need to be altered?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Question by:dentitech
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net use z: \\server1\sharename\ /user:username password /Y

If you do need to use  username and password, this has obvious security implications, Consider using NSIS
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