Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1183
  • Last Modified:

How do I use MountVol remotely (WMI, etc)

I would like to run the MountVol command on a bunch of RIS servers to take advantage of the extra capacity available on the E drives as the REMINST share is running out of space on D. I have tried and tested this and all is well.
However I have over two hundred machines with the same problem and I need a scripting solution. I was thinking there might be some kind of WMI class I could utilise. I realise as a last ditch effort I could remotely run a process that executes mountvol on the servers in question but I'd like to know if there is a cleaner method to do this directly without having to spawn separate processes. Obviously the solution would need to find the volume GUIDs of the remote machinesetc for this to work. Thanks.
0
bondy666
Asked:
bondy666
  • 2
  • 2
1 Solution
 
RobSampsonCommented:
Hi, you can use the DOS MountVol command, but you'd need to execute this script using something like PSExec so that it runs on the remote computer.  Here is an example that uses MountVol to change a drive letter.

Regards,

Rob.
ChangeDriveLetterWithMountvol "Y:", "Z:"

Sub ChangeDriveLetterWithMountvol(strSourceDrive, strTargetDrive) 

    Dim objShell, objExec
    Dim strVolume
    
    Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    
    ' Get volume associated to the old drive letter.
    '
    Set objExec = objShell.Exec("mountvol " & strSourceDrive & " /L")
    strVolume = Trim(objExec.StdOut.ReadLine())
    While objExec.Status = 0
        WScript.Sleep(100)
    Wend
    
    ' Unmount the drive.
    '
    Set objExec = objShell.Exec("mountvol " & strSourceDrive & " /D")
    While objExec.Status = 0
        WScript.Sleep(100)
    Wend
    
    ' Mount the drive on the new drive letter.
    '
    Set objExec = objShell.Exec("mountvol " & strTargetDrive & " " & strVolume)
    While objExec.Status = 0
        WScript.Sleep(100)
    Wend

End Sub

Open in new window

0
 
bondy666Author Commented:
Thank you but as I mentioned in my question, I realise I can do something like this as a last resort. What I was after was something more direct WMI solution which didn't require a third party solution. In fact I have just come accross what I was after and it was simpler than I thought. It can also be run sucessfully remotely. What was initially holding me back was the fact I am on an XP machine and this only works on OS's higher than XP which I hadn't realised. Once I ran it from a 2003 box all was fine. The solution is below.
Thank you for taking the time to reply, much appreciated.
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
    & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * From Win32_Volume Where Name = 'C:\\Temp\\VolMount\\'")

For Each objItem in colItems
    objItem.AddMountPoint("F:\\")
Next

Open in new window

0
 
RobSampsonCommented:
Sure, well that's an easier way to do it.  I think I did come across a while back, but couldn't use it because I use XP, so I forgot about it.

Rob.
0
 
bondy666Author Commented:
My solution was exactly what I was looking for without the need to spawn other processes and involve third party solutions.
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

  • 2
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now