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map network drive - save password

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Rikku, Apr 1, 2004.

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  1. Rikku

    Rikku Thread Starter

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    I'm mapping a drive to a Windows 2000 Server (no domain, just workgroup) from a 2000/XP workstation. How do I save the password so that the drive maps automatically the next time I turn my computer on?
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    Just create the same user account and password at both ends.
     
  3. Rockn

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    You can also run a login script from the server to map the drives every time someon logs on.
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

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    Problem is it looks like the account names and/or passwords are not the same on both computers.

    Also it is not a domain controller, so I thought login scripts weren't processed in that case.
     
  5. Rikku

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    So you're saying that the only way it will 'save' the password is if the password is entered on login via the Windows Login.

    Unfortunately, this is a Netware environment so all windows usernames and passwords are 'user'.

    There is just one Windows 2000 server that 3 people need to access shares on. I guess I'm out of luck --- unless there is a DOS map command that takes a password argument and I could put it in a batch file??

    Rockn, why kind of command would I need to put in a login script to map a windows network drive? Maybe I could through it in the Netware Login Script....
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    Didn't realize you had Netware until this last post.

    You can use a DOS command to map network connections.

    They syntax would be something like:

    net use x: \\server\share /user:username password

    Where:

    x: is the drive letter you want to map
    server is the name of the Windows2000 server
    share is the name of the share
    username is the user's name
    password is ..... ;-)
     
  7. Rikku

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    thanks very much. I will give that a try in the login script.
     
  8. Bob Cerelli

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    Since the Windows2000 server is not a domain controller, you can't put the login script there. The workstations are not logging into a domain.

    If the login script will run from the Netware server you can give it a try.

    Otherwise, with only three computers to deal with, you can:

    1. On each computer, make the small batch file with the net use commands you need.

    2. Put it, or a shortcut to it, in the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup directory.

    3. Then no matter who logs into the computer, the batch file will run.
     
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