Mapping Drives

Question

I would like to ask you,

Can I remotely "map" a hard disk drive from my computer for another computer in the network or run a script to do this for a sum of users?

I have a PC with a new hard drive and I have made seperate folders for 10 users , and I would like to map every folder to the user that is using his folder in the new hard drive on this PC...

Can I?

Answer

This question was answered on December 5, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

What you could do is run a startup script or batch file to map the drive on the client PC's A batch file would likely be the simplest solution Create your batch file, test it, when it's working, copy it to each work station and create a shortcut to it in the startup folder under the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup folder (Putting it here will cause the drive to be mapped whenever the computer is booted and someone logs in)

The batch file won't be very complex, something like the following:

net use h: \\computername\sharename

Or did I do that wrong? If you want each user to get the drive mapping to their share on your drive the batch file needs to go into their user folder and startup not all users folder You would have to manually go to each of these 10 computers to do this unless their drives are shared and you have access I think tha might be it.

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Posted by Christopher of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 5, 2004