[Samba] windows /bat script question

Nathan Vidican nvidican at wmptl.com
Wed Mar 9 17:08:06 GMT 2005

You could always create an empty txt file, set it to read only on server1,
and test in your batch script if the file exists; if esists then re-map,
else just map to server 2... If the file doesn't exist, then it's either
already mapped to server2 (cause' the file only resides on server1), or
there even isn't anything mapped to p:, then it will fix your problem...

Sure there's other ways, but this would seem simplest to me; again only my
two cents here, try it else see what anyone else comes up with for you.

Nathan Vidican
nvidican at wmptl.com
Windsor Match Plate & Tool Ltd.

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+nvidican=wmptl.com at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+nvidican=wmptl.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of
Alexander Lazarevich
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 11:51 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] windows /bat script question

Subject isn't exactly samba, but samba people usually know a lot about
windows bat scripting. Here's my problem:

Currently our domain login script is doing this (among other things):

ifmember.exe "WINDOWS-DOMAIN\Projects"
if errorlevel 1 ( net use p: \\server1\projects )

This works fine. The problem is I'm moving the projects storage to a
different server called server 2 (which is linux running samba 3, so it
is samba related somewhat). The logic I need is:

If p: is on server 1, remove the persistant share \\server1\projects, then
if p: does not exist, create a persistant share p: \\server2\projects.

Sounds easy enough, but I have no idea how to test if a share is on a
particular remote server. I'm trying "if exist \\server1\projects", but
that doesn't work the way I want it as scripts seem to only understand the
local drive letter names, not the remote names. I could try to spit out
the contents of "net use p:" to a file, then parse out the remote name
string, and compare that, but that seems like a hard way to accomplish it
and I don't want the script parsing out stuff during a login. There's got
to be an easier way.

I could also just always remove the p:, then mount it from server2. But
that adds an extra /delete every single time someone logs on, I'd prefer
not to do that. I only want to /delete p: if p: is remote server1, not if
it's remote server 2.

Anyone have an idea?

Thanks in advance,

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