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Prompt for User Credentials in BAT file

jforville asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
How do I ask the user to supply a network username/password when connected to a network via a VPN connection?  For example, I want to run the following command from a BAT file:
xcopy \\<servername>\<sharename>\*.atp "C:\PfX Documents\Binder\Templates\*.*" /D.  It's easy enough when I do the Net Use command and map to a device, since the OS (Win2000/XP) will prompt for a username.  But without running the Net Use command, as in my example, I just get the message "Invalid Drive Specification".  It will work fine if I first do a Run command using \\<servername> and ride username/password.  However, I am trying to prevent the users from doing anything other than connect to the VPN and running a BAT file.  The connecting PC's are not members of the Domain, but the users are.
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