Map Network Drive Without Loggin IN


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Guest

I'm trying to establish a map to a network drive share on another computer
that is configured on boot, rather than during user login. I want to be sure
to scheduled tasks I set up are able to access the network share as soon as
the system boots.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 
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Dave Patrick

Much better to use UNC paths instead of mapped drive letters.

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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Guest

The application that starts as a service requires a mapped drive letter. Is
there a method that can used to accomplish this? What is the user name
running the system at boot? Can this user name be used as a login event to
map a network drive?

Dave Patrick said:
Much better to use UNC paths instead of mapped drive letters.

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

Tony Pusateri said:
I'm trying to establish a map to a network drive share on another computer
that is configured on boot, rather than during user login. I want to be
sure
to scheduled tasks I set up are able to access the network share as soon
as
the system boots.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 
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Guest

This issue seems to be quite a popular one on various search engines and one
I have myself.
I would agree that using UNC paths is a better idea (if you can mange this
properly). However many vendors set their software up so that a choice is
given at the start of a project to use UNC or mapped drives. Once 'mapped
drives' is chosen it is extremely difficult in the future (if possible??) for
some applications to switch to UNC paths (especially without affecting a
number of users - or halting hte entire application).
I completely understand that the mapped drives only connect if the user is
logged on but a lot of companies lock their systems down for security
purposes and require applications to be running across networks with drives
mapped (due to the original vendors design).
There is obviously technology on the planet to resolve this issue and one
would think that due to the frequency of this issue Microsoft would resolve
this problem (without the simple comment of 'use UNC paths'). Contacting the
vendors is of no use (as I have discovered) as they state 'it is a Microsoft
issue' [rightly or wrongly, it doesnt matter as it is my issue and I just
need a fix].

Rich

Dave Patrick said:
Much better to use UNC paths instead of mapped drive letters.

--

Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

Tony Pusateri said:
I'm trying to establish a map to a network drive share on another computer
that is configured on boot, rather than during user login. I want to be
sure
to scheduled tasks I set up are able to access the network share as soon
as
the system boots.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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