How to get NT 4.0 to map a drive before users log on

Anders C. Thorsen anders at
Thu Nov 16 18:10:35 GMT 2000

Just as matthew Geddes, I'm speaking of untested "ideas"

Look at these kb. articles:
which both describes network access which has been opened by a service,
but to be used by users, etc.

Please let me know if it helped.


On Fri, Nov 17, 2000 at 11:21:47AM +1030, Matthew Geddes wrote:
> Richard Sharpe wrote:
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > What is the simplest way to get NT 4.0 to map a drive from a Samba server
> > before a user logs on?
> This is untested, but....
> HKEY_LOCAL_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\[Run|Run
> Once|Run Services|Run Services Once]
> The entries in here are just strings which are run executed when the box
> starts (It's after DHCP, but before login). You could try having a "net
> use" type thing in there, but it would probably complain that you
> weren't logged in.
> Good luck. Short of installing Unix, I'm not sure what you can do ;-).
> Matt



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