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Posted on 2007-04-11
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I am working with a logon script that someone else wrote and wandering if anyone could help straighten it out.
Scripting error
Line: 22
Char: 1
Error: the local device name is already in use.
Code: 80070055
Source: WSHNetwork.MapNetworkDrive

Here is the script:
' Maps "S" to Shared
'
'
' Author:  
' Version 1.1- March 19, 2007
' ----------------------------------------'
'

Option Explicit
Dim objNetwork, strDrive, objShell, objUNC
Dim strRemotePath, strDriveLetter, strNewName
Dim WshNetwork, oDrives, i
Dim bUpdateProfile
bUpdateProfile = "True"


'-- Setting objects --
Set WshNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Set oDrives = WshNetwork.EnumNetworkDrives
bUpdateProfile

DriveMapper"S:","\\server1\shared"

Sub DriveMapper(Drive, Share)
For i = 0 to oDrives.Count -1 Step 2
if LCase(Drive) = LCase(oDrives.Item(i)) then
if not LCase(Share) = LCase(oDrives.Item(i+1)) then
WshNetwork.RemoveNetworkDrive Drive, true, true
Else
Exit Sub
End if
End if
Next
WshNetwork.MapNetworkDrive Drive, Share
End Sub

'Line 37



' Section to map the network drive
Set WshNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
'

' Section which actually (re)names the Mapped Drive
'Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
'objShell.NameSpace(strDriveLetter).Self.Name = strNewName


'Wscript.Echo "Check : "& strDriveLetter & " for " & strNewName
'WScript.Quit

' End of script.
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Change this line:

DriveMapper "s:","\\server1\shared"
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Here's a shorter version...

Dim objNet:Set objNet=CreateObject("WScript.Network")

bUpdateProfile = "True"
Set oDrives = WshNetwork.EnumNetworkDrives
strDrive="s:"
strShare="\\server1\shared"

For i = 0 to oDrives.Count -1 Step 2
if strDrive = LCase(oDrives.Item(i)) then
  if not strShare = LCase(oDrives.Item(i+1)) then objNet.RemoveNetworkDrive strDrive, true, true
End if
Next
objNet.MapNetworkDrive Drive, Share

Set objNet=Nothing
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by:summititsolutions
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On the first respnse what would i change that line to?  And on the second response,, well here is what we are trying to accomplish.  We want the login script to run without error whether we are plugged into our netowrk here or if we login to our tablets from say at home it will still map the drive and get no errors and be persistent, will the shorter version do this?
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If you're not on your network, how will you connect to the server?  VPN?

It should work either place if so..
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by:summititsolutions
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Sorry, yes would be vpn.  And looks like the shorter version is going to work, thanx for the help.
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Glad I could assist you. :^)
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Not sure if I should put this here or open another but after looking at this a little farther i got the following error once running it.
Windows Script Host
Line: 11
char: 1
error: Object required: 'WshNetwork'
code: 800A01A8
Source: Microsoft VBscript Runtime error

Am I missing something here?
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My mistake...I didn't update all references..this should work...


Dim objNet:Set objNet=CreateObject("WScript.Network")

bUpdateProfile = "True"
Set oDrives = objNet.EnumNetworkDrives
strDrive="s:"
strShare="\\server1\shared"

For i = 0 to oDrives.Count -1 Step 2
if strDrive = LCase(oDrives.Item(i)) then
  if not strShare = LCase(oDrives.Item(i+1)) then objNet.RemoveNetworkDrive strDrive, true, true
End if
Next
objNet.MapNetworkDrive Drive, Share

Set objNet=Nothing
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by:summititsolutions
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Should I just open another question for this, not sure if I should keep posting under this one since i already closed it:)

Now I get the following -

windows script host
line 13:
char: 1
error: the network name cannot be found
code: 80070043
source: WSHNetwork.MapNetworkDrive
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Where are you using WshNetwork?
Your error still points to that reference...WSHNetwork.MapNetworkDrive

It doesn't matter what you call it (I just use objNet for mine) - but it has to be consistent...
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by:summititsolutions
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I copied your short version and pasted it into a blank vbs file and called it default.vbs, when I run it I get that error.  Should I have put it into my original script somewhere?  Or is it supposed to run by itself?
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OKay, I guess I misread the error - you did update this line, didn't you?

strShare="\\server1\shared"
'it should read the exact server path to the share...
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I'm on the road for a bit, so if you get stuck, you may want to open a new Q.
Otherwise, I'll be checking this again next week.
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Hello, yes that is the correct path \\server1\shared.  Any other ideas?  I am going to go ahead and open another Q on this, so you can continue helping with it if you lik on the new one.  Thanx, so far.

Dim objNet:Set objNet=CreateObject("WScript.Network")
bUpdateProfile = "True"
Set oDrives = objNet.EnumNetworkDrives
strDrive="s:"
strShare="\\server1\shared"
For i = 0 to oDrives.Count -1 Step 2
if strDrive = LCase(oDrives.Item(i)) then
  if not strShare = LCase(oDrives.Item(i+1)) then objNet.RemoveNetworkDrive strDrive, true, true
End if
Next
objNet.MapNetworkDrive Drive, Share
Set objNet=Nothing
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