[Samba] Any way to prevent mapped drives?

Barry Johnson originalskinnyj at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 21 08:48:02 GMT 2002

That is entirely a client side configuration option, you have to deny the
users the ability to do that through the registry(profiles and policies made
it pretty in nt 4), I don't remember how to do it off hand but start by
looking at the M$ site for clues.  Whether they mapped it or hit it through
\\server\share is transparent to samba I believe

Barry Johnson

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Algier" <gaa at ulticom.com>
To: "Samba" <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 9:05 AM
Subject: [Samba] Any way to prevent mapped drives?

> Is there any way to prevent users from mapping drive letters to Samba
> shares?
> We are constantly getting user problems like: "I can't find my files on
> my F: drive.  Please restore it".  They expect us to know where their
> F: drive was mapped.  We try to show users how to use UNCs and shortcuts,
> but I would like to prevent mapped drives.
> There is another reason to prevent them:  Several of the viruses
> will run down through all the drives, real and mapped, and trash them.
> I would like to prevent that (yes, we have virus protection everywhere,
> but sometimes they get in before the vendors have a cure).
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