[Samba] somewhat OT--windows logon script

Edmundo Valle Neto edmundo.valle at terra.com.br
Wed Oct 11 03:16:15 GMT 2006

Another way to do:

I verify if the workstation is a Windows XP and if it is I do:
net use /persistent:no > nul
before the mappings.

Then the mappings are not made persistent.
PS: If I remeber right, one time made persistent you must delete them 
all before try to map them with no persistence.

Edmundo Valle Neto

Aaron Kincer escreveu:
> Rory,
> I can't speak for anyone else, but in my logon scripts, I delete shares
> before mapping them because Windows exhibits very strange behavior 
> sometimes
> with shares. Anyone who has ever gotten the amusing error "connection 
> cannot
> be restored" or whatever it says knows what I mean. Deleting and 
> recreating
> shares every login guarantees that the shares are good at that moment.
> The downsides are that the time to execute the login script goes up. 
> Well,
> rather it stays approximately the same speed each time. Also, users
> sometimes try to open networked files before the drive using that file is
> deleted and restored or even worse, they open the file using the previous
> day's share information and the share is deleted while they have the file
> open. I urge anyone using this method to put the most commonly used 
> drives
> in the script first to avoid this problem.
> Aaron
> On 10/10/06, Rory Vieira <rory.vieira at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Steve,
>> I agree with Aaron on this...
>> Unmap anything that *might* be mapped and then map your drives...
>> I do the same using kix...
>> And why do you need to 'remove' them in the first place?
>> It's not like you are connectiong them persistently, after which a
>> logon script seems pretty useless if all it does is mount shares...
>> PS Here's the kix equivalent of what Aaron meant:
>> ...
>> function map_share( $What, $Where )
>>         use $What /del
>>         use $What $Where
>> endfunction
>> map_share("W:", @LSERVER+"\contract_maintenance")
>> map_share("T:", @LSERVER+"\fleet")
>> map_share("U:", @LSERVER+"\field")
>> ...
>> Just two side notes:
>> You realy need a letter as low as E: ?!?
>> And if your using [homes] than U: seems obvious for a 'user' share ;)
>> > (why not use active directory to configure NTP?)
>> > REM net time \\server5 /set
>> Or assign both NTP/Time servers using DHCP ;) (Works for XP hehe)
>> And you can do this in kix too using: settime "*"
>> This will scan my domain in search of a time server...
>> > (you do realize you have "t" declared twice, right?)
>> hehe
>> -- 
>> Rory Vieira
>> rory dot vieira at gmail dot com

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