Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win


mapped drive via vpn

Posted on 2004-10-21
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-07-27
I have an XP PC and occasionaly I connect to a Firebox/VPN server to get to a hub that has our ptp network. When I use this VPN connection I need to map or connect to a drive that's on the network. If I use MS Word prior to mapping/connecting the drive it remains "not accessable/invalid drive letter" until I drop the connection, reconnect and connect that drive first. I can browse the drive and access it with anything else but word, so it's local to word. How can I initiate a script when I start the VPN?
Question by:larksys
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment

Accepted Solution

SKULLS_Hawk earned 500 total points
ID: 12380803
Not sure if you can do it all in one.  All I can suggest is connect to vpn, then create a batch file that does the drive mapping and run that everytime you use it.

Unless of course you have a VPN client that has command line options.  Not sure about the windows vpn connections, have never tried to run it via command line.

for your mapping,

Net use s: \\{Path to resource} or whatever drive letter you need.

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

We recently endured a series of broadcast storms that caused our ISP to shut us down for brief periods of time. After going through a multitude of tests, we determined that the issue was related to Intel NIC drivers on some new HP desktop computers …
An article on effective troubleshooting
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Rick Golba discuss how (and why) you implement high availability in a database environment. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infrastr…

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question