Problem mapping drive names on Win95 again

Wolfgang Albrecht Wolfgang_Albrecht at
Wed May 12 06:57:03 GMT 1999

>> Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 16:50:55 -0400 
>> From: Wolfgang Albrecht <Wolfgang_Albrecht at> 
>> To: Samba <Samba at> 
>> Subject: Problem mapping drive names on Win95 
>> in my Office, I'm trying to replace a Novell-server by a Linux-server.
>> the Novell-server, there is the SYS: volume. On this volume is a
>> named DriveT. I did a map on it, so this SYS:DriveT was used as T: . If 
>> you link Excel sheets, which are stored on T:, to Word documents, Word 
>> unfortunately saves the UNC path, which is \\SERVER1\SYS\DRIVET instead
>> T: 
>> On my new Samba server, I`m trying to keep the same paths, because 
>> there are many hundred Word documents with thousands of links to Excel 
>> sheets. So I named the Linux server SERVER1, I created directory /SYS
>> a directory DriveT in SYS. In this way, the UNC path is still the same. 
>> .....

>This is the mistake. Create a directory and call it /DILBERT 
>in your smb.conf have the section 
>comment = shared folder on Server1 
>path = /DILBERT 
>browseable = yes 
>writable = yes 
>public = yes 
>Then from Windoze Network Neighborhood you will see 
>Then from Network Neighborhood, you can right click on this folder 
>and Map Network Drive to T: 

Thank you for your letter, but this is not exactly the problem I ment. 
I know how to make shares named:

\\Server1\SYS and

I don't know how to make a share named


I would like to map this to T: to achieve compatibility to my old
Novell server.

Thank you in advance,

Wolfgang_Albrecht at

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