Need script to mount network shares (NAS) on Win 95/98 clients in Autoexe.bat
Posted on 2008-06-26
I have a SBS 2003 domain/network with 10 WIn 95/98 machines that must remain so. They use proprietary lab equipment that run on DOS apps and the DOS emulators I have tried would not run the software properly due to the way it is configured (all the equipment attaches via serial ports and the DOS apps look for the equipment first, don't "see" it and then fail after the check).
I am fine with the 10 legacy machines - BUT I need those WIn 95/98 laptops to mount shared server and NAS resources when they boot or by running a batch file. All of the results returned have to be moved there.
The script I use on the Win XP machines fails whether it is run as a bat file from the desktop or is put in Autoexec.bat
Here is the syntax I used:
net use S: /delete
net use R: /delete
net use H: /delete
net use S: \\server\Scans
net use R: \\DATA_NAS\Results /USER:user userpassword
net use H: \\DATA_NAS\TechFiles /USER:user userpassword
The share "scans" on the DC maps fine and is an open share that "everyone" has full access to.
The "Techdata" is a NAS device (Buffalo Terrastation) attached to the DC and requires user authentication to access any of the data on it. The security cannot be removed. (If the security is removed along with the user name and password scripting works fine!)
The script works perfectly on all of the XP, Vista and Win 2000 machines in on the domain. But the "user:" command doesn't seem to work when used on the WIn 95/98 boxes.
If I try to map the network shares manually from Win Explorer I get asked for a password BUT NOT a user name so the authentication fails and I can't mount them that way either..
Anyone still remember how to script WIn 95/98 for user authentication to shared resources on a domain?