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Add network place through Logon script

I have added manually a network place using the wizard and entered this address.
http://sharepointserver:16701/sites/Netadmins/default.aspx

Now I have  many users that I need to be mapped to the same address. I would like to do that for them througha logon script.

thanks
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jskfan
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chandru_solCommented:
Hi jskfan,

This should work for you..........


regards
Chandru
Const NETHOOD = &H13&
 
Set objWSHShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
 
Set objFolder = objShell.Namespace(NETHOOD)
Set objFolderItem = objFolder.Self
strNetHood = objFolderItem.Path
 
strShortcutName = "Sharepoint Server"
strShortcutPath = "http://sharepointserver:16701/sites/Netadmins/default.aspx"
 
Set objShortcut = objWSHShell.CreateShortcut _
    (strNetHood & "\" & strShortcutName & ".lnk")
objShortcut.TargetPath = strShortcutPath
objShortcut.Save

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jskfanAuthor Commented:
the script creates a shortcut to the website, it's not exactely what I need.
when I add network place manually it creates sort of a folder where users can drop files and they will automatically show up in the sharepoint document library. that's what I need.
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chandru_solCommented:
How does the folder look like?

The nethood folder is where all the my network places are stored

regards
Chandru
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chandru_solCommented:
Can you also let me know when you add through mynetwork places wizard what is the URL you use to see that folder?

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chandru_solCommented:

Just change this two location to folder

strShortcutName = "Sharepoint Server"
strShortcutPath = "http://sharepointserver:16701/sites/Netadmins/default.aspx"

since the path is URL you are seeing that as the URL shortcut.
Change to something like this

strShortcutName = "Sharepoint Server"
strShortcutPath = "\\sharepointserver\share"

Hope this helps....

regards
Chandru
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
here is exactely what I did when added network place:
http://sharepointserver:16701/sites/Netadmins/Network Administrators Library/Network Administrator files

now in my network places it ceated a folder named "Network administrator files on sharepointserver"
now if I double click on it, it opens the folder with the same files that exist in sharepoint document library.
now if a user edits a file or add /delete a file inside the folder the document library also gets updated, it's jjust like one place but accessed in 2 different ways. It's also vice versa if a file gets modified/added/deleted in sharepoint document library, it will be modifed/added/deleted in Network administrator files on sharepointserver folder.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
your script creates a shortcut to the website instead of to the Network place folder.
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chandru_solCommented:
Can you navigate to the user location to find a folder nethood?

c:\documents and settings\username\nethood you will find all the folders in the mynetwork places and these are shortcuts pointing to the folders and they are not the actual folders.

When you copy something or you udpate something it automatically gets updtaed

regards
Chandru
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
when you get to Nethood, there are many folders there and one of the folder that I need the script to map to is Network Administrator files


 
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chandru_solCommented:
Yes so if we add a shortcut referring to the folder that will showup in the mynetwork places.

Did you try this script adding a unc share?

regards
Chandru
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Const NETHOOD = &H13&
 
Set objWSHShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
 
Set objFolder = objShell.Namespace(NETHOOD)
Set objFolderItem = objFolder.Self
strNetHood = objFolderItem.Path
 
strShortcutName = "Sharepoint Server"
strShortcutPath ="C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\NetHood\Network Administrator files on sharepoint server"
 
Set objShortcut = objWSHShell.CreateShortcut _
    (strNetHood & "\" & strShortcutName & ".lnk")
objShortcut.TargetPath = strShortcutPath
objShortcut.Save
wscript.echo "done"






when I create a shortcut manually and put this path in the target "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\NetHood\Network Administrator files on sharepoint server"
it works just fine but it doesn't create the shortcut when I put the same path in the script.
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chandru_solCommented:
Just put the share of the server not the local system path

something like \\server\share

Hope this helps..........
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
This script fixed it.


Set oWS = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
   
   sLinkFile = "ADminFiles.LNK"
   
   Set oLink = oWS.CreateShortcut(sLinkFile)
   
   oLink.TargetPath = "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\NetHood\Network Administrator Files on sharepointserver"
   '      oLink.Arguments = ""
   '      oLink.Description = "MyProgram"
   '      oLink.HotKey = "ALT+CTRL+F"
   '      oLink.IconLocation = "C:\Program Files\MyApp\MyProgram.EXE, 2"
   '      oLink.WindowStyle = "1"
   '      oLink.WorkingDirectory = "C:\Program Files\MyApp"
   oLink.Save
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chandru_solCommented:
Oh! great!

If that sovled your purpose you can post to refund your points

regards
Chandru
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
But When I put it in GPO/log script, it will create the shortcut in the same folder where the script is :
\\dCname\SYSVOL\domainname.com\Policies\{95DEF793-8EBF-4151-929D-13058E0FE581}\User\Scripts\Logon

I need the shortcut to show on user desktop
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chandru_solCommented:
The above script also creates a shortcut link... Adminfile.lnk

so other script also should work.

Try this script for shortcut and hope this helps....
'##############################################################
'# CREATESHORTCUT_WSH.VBS
'# CREATES A SHORTCUT ON THE USERS DESKTOP TO A SPECIFIED FILE
'# 
'# USES: WINDOWS SCRIPT HOST
'# LANGUAGE: VISUAL BASIC SCRIPTING EDITION
'##############################################################
 
'FORCE EXPLICIT VARIABLE DECLARATION
option explicit
 
'STEP OVER ERRORS FOR CUSTOM ERROR REPORTING
on error resume next
 
'DECLARE VARIABLES
dim shell, desktopPath, link, sys32Path
 
'INSTANTIATE THE WINDOWS SCRIPT HOST SHELL OBJECT
Set shell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.shell")
 
'SET THE PATH TO THE WINDOWS DESKTOP FOLDER & MY DOCUMENTS FOLDER
desktopPath = shell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
sys32Path = "%SystemRoot%\system32"
 
'CREATE A SHORTCUT ON THE USER'S DESKTOP
Set link = shell.CreateShortcut(desktopPath & "\shortcut to Calculator.lnk")
 
'SET THE PROPERTIES FOR THE SHORTCUT
link.Description = "My Shortcut"
link.TargetPath = sys32Path & "\calc.exe"
link.WindowStyle = 3
link.WorkingDirectory = desktopPath
link.Save
 
'CLEANUP OBJECTS
set shell = nothing
 
'LET THE USER KNOW IF THERE WAS AN ERROR AND WHAT IT WAS
'OTHERWISE CONFIRM SHORCUT CREATION
if err.number <> 0 then
	msgbox "There was an error creating your shortcut." & vbCrLf & err.description & vbCrLf & err.source, vbOKOnly-vbExclamation, "Shortcut Builder"
else
	msgBox "Your new shortcut has been created!" & vbCrLf & "Please check your Windows Desktop.", vbOKOnly-vbInformation, "Shortcut Builder"
end if

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