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Hello All,
Thank you for assisting. I am looking for a visual basic script to map network drives. I would like the script to map drives regardless if there are currently mapped or not.

I've seen quite a few sets of generic scripts that call arrays and prompt user dialog messages... I would like a simple script to map drives (10 or more), and passively pass over existing drives should they already have a mapping.

My objective is to have this script run in place of my current .bat file, vb is needed for my AD integration. Is it possible for the script to not disconnect mapped drives, only to remap them???

Many thanks for your help,

J
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>> Is it possible for the script to not disconnect mapped drives, only to remap them???
No.  For a drive letter to be re-mapped to another location, it must first be disconnected.

This script will do that for you.

Regards,

Rob.
Set objDict = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")

objDict.Add "G:", "\\server\share\gshare"

objDict.Add "H:", "\\server\share\hshare"

objDict.Add "I:", "\\server\share\ishare"

objDict.Add "J:", "\\server\share\jshare"

objDict.Add "K:", "\\server\share\kshare"

objDict.Add "L:", "\\server\share\lshare"

objDict.Add "M:", "\\server\share\mshare"
 

Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")

' Disconnect all drives first

For Each strDrive In objDict

	objNetwork.RemoveNetworkDrive strDrive, True, True

Next

' Map the drives

For Each strDrive In objDict

	objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive strDrive, objDict(strDrive), False

Next

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thank you for your prompt reply Rob,

The script you wrote has failed on line "objNetwork.RemoveNetworkDrive strDrive, True, True"
...as i understand the error message it failed because the drives that I am trying to map are not currently in use.

This script needs to map new and "remap" existing drives.

Thank you for your help,

Jason
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Oh whoop!  Yeah, forgot to check if the drive already exists.....

This will map all drives, whether they were mapped or not....

Regards,

Rob.
Set objDict = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")

objDict.Add "G:", "\\server\share\gshare"

objDict.Add "H:", "\\server\share\hshare"

objDict.Add "I:", "\\server\share\ishare"

objDict.Add "J:", "\\server\share\jshare"

objDict.Add "K:", "\\server\share\kshare"

objDict.Add "L:", "\\server\share\lshare"

objDict.Add "M:", "\\server\share\mshare"

 

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")

' Disconnect all drives first

For Each strDrive In objDict

	If objFSO.DriveExists(strDrive) = True Then objNetwork.RemoveNetworkDrive strDrive, True, True

Next

' Map the drives

For Each strDrive In objDict

	objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive strDrive, objDict(strDrive), False

Next

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success. thank you.

regards,

Jason
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thanks for your help.
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No problem .  Thanks for the grade.

Regards,

Rob.
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