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Old 14-04-2009
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VBS script to map drives

hi,
I am trying to convert some of our scripts over to vbs,network drives are currently being mapped via batch scripts, I have been able to implement several and at one time thought I had compiled enough snippets of code,When the script runs an error message pops up saying "device name already in use".Does anyone know what causes this issue and how to fix it?Any help will be extremely appreciated.
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Re: VBS script to map drives

  • Copy and paste the script below into notepad or get a script editor such as OnScript .
  • Change the server name from "\\alan to the name of your server.
  • Check the share name '\home'.
  • Save the file with a .vbs extension, e.g. MND.vbs or MapNetworkDrive.vbs.
  • Double click the resulting script and look in your Windows Explorer for a new drive letter.

Code:
Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network") 
objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "H:" , "\\alan\home"
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Re: VBS script to map drives

The script below maps drives for uses in two ways. First off, it will give all users the default shares and there home drive (P, S, X).

Then it checks what groups a user is a member of and attaches the appropriate drives. (W, U, Z, M, L)

Drives M, L attach to another server and also use different logon credentials. If you required another drive with different credentials, you could try…



Dim WSHShell, WSHNetwork, objDomain, DomainString, UserString, UserObj, Path, objNetwork, objNetwork1

Add another value “objNetwork2”

Then find in the script below and copy and paste it to a new section. Then replace all the 1’s with 2’s.

Amend the username, password and the share to reflect the desired connection. And fingers crossed it should work.
Code:
Set objNetwork1 = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
strLocalDrive1 = "L:"
strRemoteShare1 = "\\server\share"
strPer1 = "FALSE"
strUsr1 = "username"
strPas1 = "password"
objNetwork1.MapNetworkDrive strLocalDrive1, strRemoteShare1, strPer1, strUsr1, strPas1
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Re: VBS script to map drives

This code creates a mapped drive to a network path.

------ SCRIPT CONFIGURATION ------
strDrive = "<Drive>" ' e.g. N:
strPath = "<Path>" ' e.g. \\rtp01\c$\temp
strUser = "<User>" ' e.g. AMER\rallen
strPassword = "<Password>"
boolPersistent = True ' True = Persistent ; False = Not Persistent

' ------ END CONFIGURATION ---------
set objNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive strDrive, strPath, boolPersistent, _
strUser, strPassword
WScript.Echo "Successfully mapped drive"
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