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Mapping Network Drive Problems

Discussion in 'Networking' started by jbomba, Jun 24, 2005.

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  1. jbomba

    jbomba Thread Starter

    May 27, 2005
    I am trying to map some network drives on our machines. I can map them fine, but when I log off and they log back on it prompts them for the admin password. I definetly don't want my password floating around. I even tried mapping the drive under there login name, same problem. Any solutions.
  2. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

    Apr 16, 2002
    It sounds like you need to change permissions on the drive you are mapping to allowing the users to map the drive themselves.
  3. nick3young


    Nov 18, 2003
    Along the same lines as what cybertech said, but rather than allowing "the users to map the drives themselves", simply map them yourself, and add the appropriate user permissions under the drive/folder you are mapping too...e.g. on the server.
  4. skinnywhiteboy


    Jan 26, 2001
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    Another option would be to use login scripts at the server level. Then when somebody logs in, the script executes and the drive maps.

    The syntax for this would be:

    net use [drive letter] \\servername\sharename

    This way you could control everybody's drive mappings from one central location instead of going around to each individual computer and mapping them manually.

    They should map whether the user has permissions to access them or not. However, if they don't have permission, they'll get an "access denied" message when they click on the drive.
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