Drive mappings

David A. Mason damason at
Sat Mar 17 18:14:58 GMT 2001

The %U variable is used by Samba and not by Windows. Note that the login
scripts are actually run by the PC's logging in and not by the server.

You might try
net use \\mail\homes

Homes, according to the standard smb.conf, equates to the user's home

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-admin at [mailto:samba-admin at]On
Behalf Of Michael Blinn
Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2001 10:11 AM
To: samba at
Subject: Drive mappings

...sorry to re-spam but I fixed my reply-to.
-Michael Blinn

Hello again list!

I'm attempting to use the following command in a startup batch file:

net use U: \\mail\%U

however when win9* runs this file on logging in, it tries to map

Why isn't samba preprocessing this directive? (\\mail is NOT the name of
the samba server doing the login authetication!)


 Michael Blinn
 People Places, Inc.

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