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Hi,

I have a hosts file on a novell server (AIRSEP1//VOL2/hosts).  I want to copy this to the user's computer (%systemroot%/system32/drivers/etc) with the login script.  How can I do this?

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<pet peeve>
"Novell" is a company. "NetWare" is a product. You have a "NetWare server".
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Note that this Question is probably best asked in the NetWare TA (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Netware/), but let's see what we can do for you.

You need to specify the VERSION of NetWare in use, as the capabilities of the LOGIN program do vary across versions. Also, you need to state the version of Novell Client 32 that you are using. For both of those, also state if any Support Packs have been applied.

If you don't use Novell Client 32 but instead use the garbage-ware M$ Client for NetWare Networks, then DON'T. It is *deliberately-crippled* crapware. Get and use Novell Client 32, available for *free* from http://support.novell.com/filefinder/6385/index.html
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Hi,

We use Novell NetWare 6.0 SP3.  All computers use Novell Client 32 (various versions, but primarily 4.9).  Thanks.

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Environment variables can be referenced in the login script by pre-pending a "%" symbol in front of the variable. See --> http://www.novell.com/documentation/noclienu/login/data/hxtqs6p4.html#hxtqs6p4

It may be necessary to enclose the variable in angle-brackets.
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What is your purpose/goal in mapping a network drive letter to the windoze system directory?
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I don't want to map a network drive letter to the windows system directory.  I want to copy a file from a novell server to the user's system directory on login.
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Ah. Gotcha - copy a file from the NetWare server to the local Windoze system directory.

I would use a batch file rather than trying to do this in the login script, and just call the batch file from the login script using either the "@" or "#" command, depending on how you want it to look. See http://www.novell.com/documentation/noclienu/index.html?page=/documentation/noclienu/login/data/hxtqs6p4.html#hxtqs6p4.

There is an issue that the batch file will open a DOS box that will remain open - I think you'll need to put an EXIT at the end of the batch.

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You could probably create a .PIF file in the same directory as the batch and call the batch thru it and set it to close on completion that way.
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