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How to create login scripts that create network paths?

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I would like to use an application that will allow me to create login scripts.  The scripts should allow a user to authenticat to the small business server 2003 AD, and create network paths to the folders that the user has rights to (folders on the server that are shared).

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Question by:compinfo
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by:bhnmi
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You can write a batch script to map the drives using the net use commands.

net use (Drive letter you would like to use): \\servername\sharename /persistent:yes

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by:jtdebeer
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Try using the following script and name as file.vbs

Then use Group Policy to run as a user logon script.
The script will check to see if the network name is already in use or not.
Set your access on the folder level

Hope this helps.
Dim WshNetwork
Set WshNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
 
 
Dim fso
   Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
 
 
If fso.DriveExists("G:") Then
   Else
      WshNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "G:", "\\MyServer\data"
   End If
 
 
If fso.DriveExists("O:") Then
   Else
      WshNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "O:", "\\MyServer\AnyFolder"
   End If

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by:JJLost
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Sounds like your looking to add something like this to a logon script, be it AD or local:

Net use DriveLetter: \\somecomputer\Somefolder

Sorta like:

Net Use U: \\fileZerver\users\john

If you have more variables such as username/password you need to pass in order to map take a look at the following site which outlines the Net use command
http://www.cezeo.com/tips-and-tricks/net-use-command/

Hope this helps!
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by:compinfo
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so, does each user use the one script?  if so, where do I put the script and how do I tell the computer to use it?
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by:JJLost
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With Active directory Just goto  
Active directory Users & computers >
click on your Users Properties >
Click on the profile Tab >
Assign a logon script if not already assigned

Edit the login Script @  C:\WINDOWS\SYSVOL\domain\scripts

for instance, login.bat is the logon script
edit the file and include the following line
Net Use U: \\fileZerver\users\

now everyone who is on the domain will Map as there U: drive  \\filezerver\users accessible through each users 'my computer'
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by:JJLost
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"the scripts should allow a user to authenticat to the small business server 2003 AD"

All of your workstations are joined to the domain correct?
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 500 total points
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Please be aware that there is already a default login script that is used by SBS.  You should only modify that script if you are going to do this.  See http://sbsurl.com/login for details.

However, I wonder why you are trying to map specific drives for each user.  Are you aware that you can just run the My Documents Folder Redirection Wizard to redirect all user's My Documents folders to the server?  Then, rather than using mapped drives which tend to slow down your workstations, you might want to consider using SharePoint Document Libraries in your http://companyweb site.

Jeff
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