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Need help mapping a network drive

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  1. draser

    draser Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I need help mapping a network drive. I am using Win98 to map a share on a NT server. I am able to map it once I enter in the password. However, I don't want to have to enter in the password everytime I reboot my computer just to map to the share. Does Win98 have a script that I can use to map the share and enter the password automatically? Thanks for the info.
     
  2. jmatt

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  3. draser

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    Hmm, that doesn't tell me anything.
     
  4. flash52

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    Are you logging onto the same NT Domain on which the share resides?
     
  5. draser

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    The server that the share resides on is part of a 3 server NT workgroup. I'm on 98 and can manually map the network drive once I log into Windows, but I would like it to be automated without me having to do anything besides just booting up into Windows.
     
  6. mole

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    What you are asking for is a logon script. Place a shortcut to a batch file in your Win98 PCs startup folder. This isn't a logon script, but it will do.


    The batch file should look like this:

    net use x: /d
    net use x: \\servername\sharename
    exit


    Where x is the drive letter you want to map and server name and share name are as they are set up on the server(s). It is possible to include a password with the "net" command, but it is not secure because it appears in the plain text batch file.

    For more info on "net" open a DOS prompt and type "net /?" (leave the quotes out though, I included them for clarity).


    Let us know if the problem is solved.

    mole
     
  7. flash52

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    If you are logging onto the NT Domain and mapping the drive through Windows Explorer/Network Neighborhood, there should be a "reconnect at logon" check box so you dont have to remap everytime you join the Domain.
     
  8. draser

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    Hey, thanks guys... I appreciate the help!
     
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