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I need to obtain a listing of each network users  shortcuts like you would find by navigating to C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Desktop
and a list of their mapped drives like you would see by navigating to My Computer and viewing the network drives section.  I would like the results to include:  user name,  and the properties of the short cut  for the first list and user name and the network drives for the second list.  I have experimented with LDAP queries but w/o success.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 1500 total points
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There are tons of VBScripts that will do this for you... you'll find them listed here:
http://vbnet.mvps.org/index.html?code/network/index.html

There are specific ones that will Enumerate Mapped Drives of workstations, and others that will provide most any other kind of info you need.

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Also, you might find that Sysinternal's PSTools suite will do what you want as well:

http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/PsTools.html

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hi, i am using pstools for this, and my command does not work.

psexec @computers.txt -u DOMAIN\user net use > c:\results.txt

any ideas why i keep getting this message:

Password: New connections will be remembered.
There are no entries in the list.
New connections will be remembered.

and it only shows my local connections.
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If you are logged into a computer as a member of the domain admin's group you do not need to use the -u switch.  However, if you do use the -u switch you need to also need to supply a password with the -p switch.  Both of these fields can also be specified in your computers.txt file.

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