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Why is the mapped drive name text different on xp pro and 2000 pro

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I have several computer that map network drives to a windows 2000 server using the logon scripts. All of the computers logon fine and map drives fine.

The problem is that the xp pro computers have much longer drive letter names then the 2000 pro computers.

xp pro ie(Archives_2004 on 'Dial-up Server (Server2k01) W:)

2000 pro ie(Archives_2004(Server2k01) W:)


My script uses the "net use" command

Is there some way to rename the name text from a script or a reg entey on all the computer?

I would like ie(Archives_2004 W:) or just (W:)
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Question by:ArcVision
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    If it's enough for you that the drive letters are listed first, there's a reg entry for that (W2k and XP):
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
    A DWORD named "ShowDriveLettersFirst" that can be set to the following values:
    0 = all after
    1 = only network drive letters first
    2 = NO drive letters
    4 = all drive letters first
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