Logon script error silencing

Posted on 2009-05-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Hello, I'm not the most experienced with logon scripts.  I would like our script to remove any mapped network drives with the letters p through z each time a user logs on.  However with the script as follows I end up flooding the majority of end users with a bunch of ERROR 2250's when the mapped network drive doesn't exist at logon.  Here's how I have it written:

net use p: /delete
net use q: /delete
net use r: /delete
net use s: /delete
net use t: /delete
net use u: /delete
net use v: /delete
net use w: /delete
net use x: /delete
net use y: /delete
net use z: /delete

How can I disable this bounce-back error reporting each time a drive is not found?
Thanks in advance
Question by:maingateinc
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Expert Comment

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Simply send the errors into the NUL device (and you can do that in a loop, btw):

for %%a in (p q r s t u v w x y z) do net use %%a: /delete >NUL 2>&1

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climbgunks earned 100 total points
ID: 24424682

net use p: /delete 2>NUL

if there was output on stdout as well , you could use

net use p: /delete >NUL 2>&1


Author Comment

ID: 24424711
Ok I see when I make these changes that I get a response that just says NUL instead of the 2250 ERROR.  Is there a way to disable the response at all?  Or a way to run that part of the script silently?  I tried @ECHO OFF at the top but it didn't work
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Can you attach your entire script?   Or create a smaller script that still exhibits the same problem and attach that.    What specific OS version?

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ID: 24424828
You bet; here it is (wouldnt let me attach as .bat, had to leave it a .txt)

Pushing this out through AD/sysvolume directory on Windows 2003 Server Standard to Windows XP Pro workstations
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ID: 24424880
Runs just nice and quiet for me.
You might want to add the "@echo off" at the beginning, but other than that, there should be nothing displayed at all.
Does that happen as well when you run the script manually?

Author Comment

ID: 24424935
Hmm yes whether I have it in the script or run it manually we get the following window that appears with a sleu of message lines

Author Comment

ID: 24424970
Well @echo off wasn't working before, like I said, but with the new command string from above combined with @echo off it ran silently!  Thanks guys
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oBdA earned 400 total points
ID: 24424972

@echo off

for %%a in (p q r s t u v w x y z) do net use %%a: /delete >NUL 2>&1

Alternative, if you want to stay with a single line:

@for %%a in (p q r s t u v w x y z) do @net use %%a: /delete >NUL 2>&1

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