Share a folder to everyone in windows 2003 eviroment ?

Hi Experts,

I have 20 servers in a same LAN, I created a folder called 'myshare' in server_A, I log in server_B and use 'map network drive' to map the folder, is there any ways that I can set it map automatically for all users?.  I'd like users login in any servers, they will see that mapped drive in 'My Computer' under 'Network Drives' automatically instead of use 'Map Network Drive' to map it manually.

There are about 200 users in AD.

Thanks,



LVL 1
SJCAAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

SJCAAuthor Commented:
plus I share 'myshare' folder to everyone.
0
amichaellCommented:
Utilize a logon script, such as a batch file or Kixtart.  In the script you'd have something along the lines of:

net use P: \\server_A\myshare.

This will map P: (substitute the drive letter of your choosing) to your share when users log in removing the need to manually map.
0
SJCAAuthor Commented:
I have created a batch file called mapdrive.cmd, but where do I have to put it ?

Other question, I head people said that we can use group policy to do this but not sure how to get it done thru group policy, any suggestions or ideas ? I just wanna to compare which way is easy/safe/possible for my environment. Thanks a lot.
0
Newly released Acronis True Image 2019

In announcing the release of the 15th Anniversary Edition of Acronis True Image 2019, the company revealed that its artificial intelligence-based anti-ransomware technology – stopped more than 200,000 ransomware attacks on 150,000 customers last year.

deroodeSystems AdministratorCommented:
A login script can be configured on each user account on the Profile tab. The usual place for a logon script is in the Netlogon share.

You can also provide login scripts through a group policy. Create a new group policy, and put your script in User settings - Windows  Settings - Scripts (logon/logoff)
0
SJCAAuthor Commented:
Hi there,

It's getting very close, I was able to add the patch file (mapdrive.cmd) to new group policy under User Configuration-Windows Settings -Scripts(logon). But it comes up with  another problem, I only want to apply that patch file to marketing group but not all groups. How do I do that ? Thanks.
0
amichaellCommented:
Put the Marketing users in their own security group (if they aren't already) and apply the policy only to that group via filtering.  Attached is a screenshot of filtering if you are using GPMC.MSC to manage your policies.
secfilter.PNG
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
SJCAAuthor Commented:
Got it! Thanks.

I usually use 'Administrative Tools' on my wins XP to connect to domain controller for most of purposes. But I don't see 'group policy managment' console in 'Administrative Tools', I have to log in to the domain controller to able to use gpmc. Is that truth that gmpc is not in 'Administrative Tools' ? Thanks.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2003

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.