Solved

Drives, Printer Mappings Backup for user profile

Posted on 2008-06-21
4
589 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
Looking for a way to backup a user's network drive mappings as well as network printer mappings so that they can be reapplied on a replacement pc.  Is there software for this or possibly a script that can backup to file and then reapply the settings on a target machine?

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:azstbzimms
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:cybrexus
ID: 21840104
here are some good example of how to map network drives and printers with a script http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/Logon/logon_scripts.htm
you can just create a script with all the settings and mappings then run it or push it to every machine
0
 

Author Comment

by:azstbzimms
ID: 21840555
Looking more for the copy part.  How can I copy the current mapped printer and drive shares and then move to a different machine and reapply them exactly for the same user profile?  I dont want have to write down each mapping for each user and then manually map each printer and share on their replacement PCs.
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
cybrexus earned 500 total points
ID: 21840707
for mapped drives export the whole tree under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network and then apply on other computers
for network printers export the whole tree under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\Connections and apply the reg file on the target computers
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:azstbzimms
ID: 31469501
Perfect--Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Maximize Your Threat Intelligence Reporting

Reporting is one of the most important and least talked about aspects of a world-class threat intelligence program. Here’s how to do it right.

Join & Write a Comment

Active Directory replication delay is the cause to many problems.  Here is a super easy script to force Active Directory replication to all sites with by using an elevated PowerShell command prompt, and a tool to verify your changes.
VM backup deduplication is a method of reducing the amount of storage space needed to save VM backups. In most organizations, VMs contain many duplicate copies of data, such as VMs deployed from the same template, VMs with the same OS, or VMs that h…
This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders. Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring basic necessities in order to use the 2010 version of Data Protection Manager. These include storage, agents, and protection jobs. Launch Data Protection Manager from the deskt…

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now