Automated Share Mapping with XP Home

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by DeeJ07, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. DeeJ07

    DeeJ07 Network Guru Member

    XP Home does not allow a user to reconnect to a network share at each login without having to supply the username and password each time. So, this is obviously a problem for those using a NSLU2 with XP Home. Sure, you can just double click on the network drive icon in my computer, enter your information and be done... but that can be a little complicated for some of the other people in your house. At least it's true in mine. So, since XP Home doesn't support logon scripts, I wrote a simple batch file to do this all for me. The batch file and a readme describing how to use/customize it are available at the username is 'nslu2' and the password is... 'password'. Hope this helps someone out there.
  2. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Well coded, although I don't use the home edition"PERSISTENT" is still a valid switch that can be used.
  3. DeeJ07

    DeeJ07 Network Guru Member

    Wished it worked...

    I tested the '/persistent' switch. It still presents the same problem. Here's what happens:

    net use [drive letter]: [network_path] [password] /user:[username] /persistent:yes

    This creates a mapped network drive to the specified network share. However, restarting/shutting down/logging out of XP Home kills the cached username/password for the share. Thus, although the connection is recreated when you login again, you still need to enter in the username/password in order to access the share.
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