[Samba] Mapping Linux Shares To Windows

Ow Mun Heng ow.mun.heng at wdc.com
Mon Jul 7 01:18:24 GMT 2003


	Depending on whether it's Windows 95/98 or Windows 2000/nt/xp there
are different methods

NT/2000/Xp variants:

net use w: \\server-name\%username% /yes

where %username% will map it to the specific username share(home directory) 
/yes = make it persistent even after reboot


This u will have to look for the option in "My Computer" that says "Map
Network Drive" or something like that. If not, just go to

Hopefully, your server shares will pop up and then you can just select the
share you want, right click and then 'map drive'

Mun Heng, Ow
H/M Engineering
Western Digital M'sia 
DID : 03-7870 5168

-----Original Message-----
From: VMarco [mailto:vmarco at bitsmart.com.my]
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 9:36 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Mapping Linux Shares To Windows


I have managed to install Samba V. 2.5 on a Red Hat Linux 8.0 box and my
Windows clients can see the shares and read/write

How do i map these shares so that they appear as e.g. Drive F: or Drive Z:
under Windows Explorer. In a Win2K network , i understand
that we have to write logon scripts and use the net command. But this
network ( which consists of 1 linux box and 3 Win9x boxes ) is
in a peer-to-peer workgroup setup.

Please help and thanx in advance.


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