Click on Start then click Programs Select Accessories. If there are spaces anywhere here, be sure to put the entire path, slashes included, in quotes. The password is not displayed when you type it at the password prompt. No does not save the connection being made or subsequent connections. I am trying to write a batch script to perform maintenance on the network drive, and I need administrative access to be able to do it. I'll explain both methods below.
Use the same syntax that you use to connect to a Windows Networking server, except you must include the volume you to which you want to connect. Some of the time things of this sort just happen. Hi, Can you clarify what you mean by persistent? In a corporate setting your method might be required, but for simple home network, where this issue has plagued so many users, I believe this sollution is the most simple and elegant. We run it on this server because 1 it works and 2 the server can handled multiple people connecting from home. It was, shall we say, spreading.
The system may ask if you want to map the drive and also some credential information; enter in the information as necessary. If you're on a school or corporate network, many of the computers on that network, if not all, will be sent the message if the messenger service is enabled on the computers. The computer name can be from 1 to 15 characters long. Very annoying we have to do these hack-workarounds. Yes saves all connections as they are made, and restores them at next logon. It can have as many as 14 characters. I graduated from Emory University with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.
Deviceless connections are not persistent. Whether you are at home or at the office, there are many useful reasons to map a drive. Existing connections are restored at the next logon. Thank you, I have periodically tried for 3 years to get this. In this net use example, we want to map our e: drive to the smithmark shared folder on usrsvr002.
I've searched through the registry and tried to find out how this is happening, but I've hit a dead-end. Mapped drives usually remain connected through shutdowns, restarts, etc. It will be much more efficient to rewrite all the scripts than to take the 3 service calls each week to train users what to do with the command prompt. As long as the network password required to map the drive is the same as the password they logged in with then it will map the drive without asking for a password. About Online Tech Tips Welcome to Online Tech Tips — A blog that provide readers with daily computer tutorials, technology news, software reviews, and personal computing tips.
If multiple smart cards are available, you are asked to specify the credential. Fifth Attempt I setup the 2003 server with a laser printer on the network. I use kixscript to disconnect any mapped drives and then map the ones I want. The second time usually works for 'problematic' connections based on my experience. First I will tell you I have tried the gui's way of mapping a network drive, I tell it to remember the credentials, but it always forgets the password. The password can contain up to 14 characters.
One worked, the other got Error 85 Device already in use, or something. You can specify the options below. Map a Drive using Command Prompt To open the command prompt, click on Start, Run and then type cmd in the Open box. However, the mapped drive doesn't stay mapped after a log off or reboot. This will ensure the drive will remain even after a restart. The command also controls persistent net connections.
I asked to look at the login script responsible for mapping drives. If you omit DomainName, net use uses the current logged on domain. The default is the setting used last. If so, access is allowed to the share. If you omit quotation marks, an error message appears.