Mapping Drive Z

Chris Tooley ctooley at
Thu Dec 9 17:08:28 GMT 1999

The only problem with that is that we are converting from a Novell server
where all of the Database directories for the 30-40 databases in house were
stored were mapped to drive Z: as well as about 8 billion other shortcuts,
all of which will be broken if we map the new share of those things to a
different drive letter.  This wouldn't be a problem if we had users that
understood the concept of changing the driver letter in the shortcuts.
However, changing 10-20 shortcuts on 50-60 machines would take quite a lot
of time, especially when you don't have a clue what those shortcuts are.

Chris Tooley

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-ntdom at [mailto:samba-ntdom at]On Behalf Of
Mike Harris
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 1999 10:52 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-NTDOM
Subject: RE: Mapping Drive Z


I'd let Win9x have it's way with the default Z: drive and map home to U: in
the logon.bat script:

net use U: \\sambaserver\homes /persistent:no /yes

or something like that!

----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Tooley <ctooley at>
To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-NTDOM <samba-ntdom at>
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 1999 3:11 PM
Subject: Mapping Drive Z

> I am trying to map a Samba Share with the netlogon batch file on Windows
> machines to drive Z:, however I am coming up with problems because the
> script says that \\<samba server>\netlogon is already mapped to Z:.  But,
> when the machine is logged in, nothing is mapped to Z:.  Is this a Windows
> issue or a Samba setting?  And, in either case is there a way to change
> drive letter that netlogon is mapped to for the purpose of running the
> script?
> Chris Tooley
> Joslyn Art Museum
> 2200 Dodge St.
> Omaha, NE  68102
> (402)342-3300

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