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How to add a mapped drive to desktop using VB script.

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I am using the VB script below to map a network drive at login, but I would also like to place this same drive onto the users terminal desktop at login. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


Option Explicit
Dim objNetwork
Dim strDriveLetter, strRemotePath

strDriveLetter = "k:"
strRemotePath = "\\2kserver\fhhs"

Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive strDriveLetter, strRemotePath

WScript.Quit
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by:bpmurray
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Extend your script with this:

set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
myDesktop = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
set oShellLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(myDesktop & "\DiskDrive.lnk")
oShellLink.TargetPath = strDriveLetter
oShellLink.Description = "Shortcut to " + strDriveLetter
oShellLink.Save


You can extend this with various tags: oShellLink.WindowStyle, oShellLink.Hotkey, oShellLink.IconLocation, oShellLink.WorkingDirectory
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by:jlycos1
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Option Explicit
Dim objNetwork, WshShell
Dim strDriveLetter, strRemotePath

strDriveLetter = "k:"
strRemotePath = "\\2kserver\fhhs"

Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive strDriveLetter, strRemotePath

set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
myDesktop = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
set oShellLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(myDesktop & "\DiskDrive.lnk")
oShellLink.TargetPath = strDriveLetter
oShellLink.Description = "Shortcut to " + strDriveLetter
oShellLink.Save

WScript.Quit

It keeps erroring on myDesktop = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")


I am not a VB guru just trying some new things.....


Thanks in advance.....
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by:bpmurray
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What does "erroring" mean?
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by:jlycos1
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Actually i just figured it out...

How can put (if the mapped drive already exists and is mapped to desktop then quit)?


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by:jlycos1
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Option Explicit
Dim objNetwork, WshShell, oShellLink
Dim strDriveLetter, strRemotePath

strDriveLetter = "k:"
strRemotePath = "\\2kserver\fhhs"

Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive strDriveLetter, strRemotePath

set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
myDesktop = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
set oShellLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(myDesktop & "\DiskDrive.lnk")
oShellLink.TargetPath = strDriveLetter
oShellLink.Description = "Shortcut to " + strDriveLetter
oShellLink.Save

WScript.Quit
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bpmurray earned 175 total points
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Try checking it using the filesystem ....



set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
myDesktop = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
if fso.FileExists(myDesktop & "\DiskDrive.lnk") then
      WScript.Echo("It already exists")
      WScript.quit
end if
set oShellLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(myDesktop & "\DiskDrive.lnk")
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