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search drive

for the longest, Users have logged into a Novell client which has mapped a search drive usually as the letter Z. I had a database which uses an executable on said drive called appload.exe. I updated the database to Access 2013, but if the search drive is absent, the database does not work. Is there an equivelent of a search drive that can be implemented in Active directory which maps the dirves (other than the Novell drives) through Group Policy?
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geriatricgeek
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geriatricgeekAuthor Commented:
Mapping the drives i'm good with. My question is mapping a search drive which is a concept carryover from Novell.
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NVITCommented:
Can you explain how it works?
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deroodeSystems AdministratorCommented:
The Novell login map s1: =z:= \\server\volume\path (map search drive) maps a drive (Z:) to a server share, *and* inserts it into the path environment variable.
You could do the same with the Windows 2003 resource kit utility Pathman (found at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17657)

Net use Z: \\server\volume
pathman /au Z:

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PATHMAN.EXE /?

USAGE:

        /as path[;path[;path ...]]
                Adds the semicolon-separated paths to the system path.

        /au path[;path[;path ...]]
                Adds the semicolon-separated paths to the user path.

        /rs path[;path[;path ...]]
                Removes the semicolon-separated paths from the system path.

        /ru path[;path[;path ...]]
                Removes the semicolon-separated paths from the user path.
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