Map drive bat error message

Posted on 2011-10-10
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Last Modified: 2014-11-12
net use g: \\kacpa\gdrive
net use l: \\kacpa\gdrive\drake

my server's name is kacpa.  it is server 2008 i have this bat to map drives for term server users. it is called to run through thier start up menu by placing an entry in
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

it produces and error  85
the local device name is already in use.

how ever, the mapped drive DOES appear when they log on....

what does this error mean?
Question by:intelogent
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Accepted Solution

Hendrik Wiese earned 1000 total points
ID: 36942320
It is because the mapped drive already exist so try this:

IF EXIST NET USE g: \\kacpa\gdrive /D
IF EXIST NET USE l: \\kacpa\gdrive\drake /D
net use g: \\kacpa\gdrive
net use l: \\kacpa\gdrive\drake

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Assisted Solution

Gerald26 earned 1000 total points
ID: 36942890
Hendrik, didnt you mean:
If exist G: net use G: /D
If exist L: net use L: /D 

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 36943554
nicley done, and nicely corrected

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