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I need to be able to map some networked drives as persistent and then verify they are mapped.  I also need to change a Drive letter from D: to Y: and verify that happens.  All needs to be done with preferably with VB.NET using VS2010

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by:David L. Hansen
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Use a batch file (use the following line to create the mapping):
net use x: \\YourPath password /USER:myAccount

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This VB code will fire it off:
Dim process As Process = Process.Start(psi)

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by:mcsdguyian
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I am actually trying to get away from using the batch file.  This is what I have in place already. I have no way to verify the the mapping happens and it does not always map even though it runs through the code.

I am using the following code to map and unmap the drive:

 Public Function MapDrive(ByVal DriveLetter As String, ByVal UNCPath As String) As Boolean

        Dim nr As NETRESOURCE
        Dim Username As String
        Dim Password As String

        nr = New NETRESOURCE
        nr.lpRemoteName = UNCPath
        nr.lpLocalName = DriveLetter & ":"
        Username = Nothing '(add parameters to pass this if necessary)
        Password = Nothing '(add parameters to pass this if necessary)
        nr.dwType = RESOURCETYPE_DISK

        Dim result As Integer
        result = WNetAddConnection2(nr, Password, Username, 0)

        If result = 0 Then
            Return True
        Else
            Return False
        End If
    End Function

    Public Function UnMapDrive(ByVal DriveLetter As String) As Boolean
        Dim rc As Integer

        rc = WNetCancelConnection2(DriveLetter, 0, ForceDisconnect)

        If rc = 0 Then
            Return True
        Else
            Return False
        End If

    End Function

The problem I am having though is I need to verify the connection outside of this code. Such as D: = \\folder1\temp\ Versus \\folder2\temp

I also need to figure how to change drive letters  

Ian
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David L. Hansen earned 1500 total points
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You can actually add the batch file into the VS project as a resource so it's all kept together in one solution.  Barring that, I'd suggest doing the same thing within PowerShell (launched from VS) but even then you'll be using the same "Net Use" command.
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by:mcsdguyian
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How am I to verify I am connected to where I need to be?  Also how would I change a Drive letter from a batch file?
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