[Samba] windows /bat script question

Kaplan, Marc marc_kaplan at adaptec.com
Wed Mar 9 17:10:47 GMT 2005

This is definitely a kludgy way of doing it, but if I had that problem
and wanted to solve it quickly, I would put a file named THISISSERVER1
on \\server1\projects\. This way you can do an "if exist
p:\THISISSERVER1" test. This is ugly, but it will work.


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> bounces+marc_kaplan=adaptec.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of
> Lazarevich
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> 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
> is samba related somewhat). The logic I need is:
> If p: is on server 1, remove the persistant share \\server1\projects,
> 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",
> that doesn't work the way I want it as scripts seem to only understand
> local drive letter names, not the remote names. I could try to spit
> 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
> and I don't want the script parsing out stuff during a login. There's
> to be an easier way.
> I could also just always remove the p:, then mount it from server2.
> that adds an extra /delete every single time someone logs on, I'd
> not to do that. I only want to /delete p: if p: is remote server1, not
> it's remote server 2.
> Anyone have an idea?
> Thanks in advance,
> Alex
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