Run out of Drive Letters, use Network Places in Script of batch file


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zAdmin

I connect to a windows 2000 server farm via Citrix.

I need to deploy a program and settings on all these servers, these
servers are NOT in a domain but are single stand alone machines.

I used to have about 12 server not that number is going to go up to
over 20, i need to create 2 drive maps to certain folders on each
server, I will be running out of drive letters soon. I looked around
and I could possibly use Network Places, but how would i invoke it in
a script or a batch file as I am constantly updating those mapped
drives.

Any help, ideas would be appreciated.

THanks!

z
 
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Phillip Windell

Why does it have to be a drive letter?


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www.wandtv.com

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my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft, or anyone else associated
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Guest

You will find if you change from a workgroup mentality to a domain one that
your adminitration would be much easier. With a domain and these servers as
members of the domain you could thru Group Policy rollout to your Citrix farm
the application to all the servers.

If drive letter assignments are required for the program they would be the
same two drive letter assignments for all the servers. So server1 would have
g: and h: as would server2, 3...

It appears to me that you are mapping drive letters to each server to do the
install from your workstation. You do understand that these drive mapping
are don't count when it comes to your Citrix clients logging on and running
the program? Your h: could very well be there f: depending on your logon
script.
 
Z

zAdmin

i learnt that i can use unc, needed drive letters as it is easier to
use them in batch files.


Why does it have to be a drive letter?

--
Phillip Windell [MCP, MVP, CCNA]www.wandtv.com

The views expressed (as annoying as they are, and as stupid as they sound), are
my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft, or anyone else associated
with me, including my cats.
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I connect to a windows 2000 server farm via Citrix.
I need to deploy a program and settings on all these servers, these
servers are NOT in a domain but are single stand alone machines.
I used to have about 12 server not that number is going to go up to
over 20, i need to create 2 drive maps to certain folders on each
server, I will be running out of drive letters soon. I looked around
and I could possibly use Network Places, but how would i invoke it in
a script or a batch file as I am constantly updating those mapped
drives.
Any help, ideas would be appreciated.

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Phillip Windell

I think you can use the UNC in batch files too.
I know they work from a commandline, so I imagine they work in a batch file.

--
Phillip Windell [MCP, MVP, CCNA]
www.wandtv.com

The views expressed (as annoying as they are, and as stupid as they sound), are
my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft, or anyone else associated
with me, including my cats.
-----------------------------------------------------



zAdmin said:
i learnt that i can use unc, needed drive letters as it is easier to
use them in batch files.


Why does it have to be a drive letter?

--
Phillip Windell [MCP, MVP, CCNA]www.wandtv.com

The views expressed (as annoying as they are, and as stupid as they sound),
are
my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft, or anyone else associated
with me, including my cats.
-----------------------------------------------------




I connect to a windows 2000 server farm via Citrix.
I need to deploy a program and settings on all these servers, these
servers are NOT in a domain but are single stand alone machines.
I used to have about 12 server not that number is going to go up to
over 20, i need to create 2 drive maps to certain folders on each
server, I will be running out of drive letters soon. I looked around
and I could possibly use Network Places, but how would i invoke it in
a script or a batch file as I am constantly updating those mapped
drives.
Any help, ideas would be appreciated.

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