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Anonymous
July 26, 2004 7:32:22 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general,microsoft.public.win2000.advanced_server,microsoft.public.win2000.networking,microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

Hi

I have a Windows 2000 server on which I would like to mount (net share)
another drive at startup but before login.

If found this articicle which lets you do this:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;243486&Product=win2000

However the AutoExNT Service you need to do this apprently comes in a
Resource Kit, of which I can only find a download resource kit for Windows
2003 server and Win XP - this resource kit is NOT compatible with Windows
2000 server (I have tried it).

Does anyone know where I can download the AutoExNT Service for Windows 2000
or is there another way to run a batch script that mounts a share at startup
but before anybody logs into that server?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Hugo
Anonymous
July 26, 2004 7:32:23 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general,microsoft.public.win2000.advanced_server,microsoft.public.win2000.networking,microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

Why not use a UNC path instead?

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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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"news.amnet.net.au" wrote:
| Hi
|
| I have a Windows 2000 server on which I would like to mount (net share)
| another drive at startup but before login.
|
| If found this articicle which lets you do this:
|
|
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;243486&Product=win2000
|
| However the AutoExNT Service you need to do this apprently comes in a
| Resource Kit, of which I can only find a download resource kit for Windows
| 2003 server and Win XP - this resource kit is NOT compatible with Windows
| 2000 server (I have tried it).
|
| Does anyone know where I can download the AutoExNT Service for Windows
2000
| or is there another way to run a batch script that mounts a share at
startup
| but before anybody logs into that server?
|
| Any help will be greatly appreciated.
|
| Thanks
|
| Hugo
|
|
Anonymous
July 26, 2004 8:15:19 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general,microsoft.public.win2000.advanced_server,microsoft.public.win2000.networking,microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

Hi Dave

I actually tried the UNC path but this is an Oracle issue where I would
"check out" files from Internet File System (IFS) back to a common area for
users to edit files, which then can be uploaded again to IFS in a controlled
way. The strange thing is that these files cannot be downloaded to the share
from the server using a UNC path.

Any ideas on how to "automount" a share to a drive letter, using "net use"
without having someone log in first?

Thanks

Hugo

"Dave Patrick" <mail@NoSpam.DSPatrick.com> wrote in message
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> Why not use a UNC path instead?
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "news.amnet.net.au" wrote:
> | Hi
> |
> | I have a Windows 2000 server on which I would like to mount (net share)
> | another drive at startup but before login.
> |
> | If found this articicle which lets you do this:
> |
> |
>
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;243486&Product=win2000
> |
> | However the AutoExNT Service you need to do this apprently comes in a
> | Resource Kit, of which I can only find a download resource kit for
Windows
> | 2003 server and Win XP - this resource kit is NOT compatible with
Windows
> | 2000 server (I have tried it).
> |
> | Does anyone know where I can download the AutoExNT Service for Windows
> 2000
> | or is there another way to run a batch script that mounts a share at
> startup
> | but before anybody logs into that server?
> |
> | Any help will be greatly appreciated.
> |
> | Thanks
> |
> | Hugo
> |
> |
>
>
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Anonymous
July 26, 2004 8:15:20 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general,microsoft.public.win2000.advanced_server,microsoft.public.win2000.networking,microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

If you have the support tools for Windows 2003 then it should work fine on
Windows 2000 as well.

(under system requirements)
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Window...


http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Window...

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"news.amnet.net.au" wrote:
| Hi Dave
|
| I actually tried the UNC path but this is an Oracle issue where I would
| "check out" files from Internet File System (IFS) back to a common area
for
| users to edit files, which then can be uploaded again to IFS in a
controlled
| way. The strange thing is that these files cannot be downloaded to the
share
| from the server using a UNC path.
|
| Any ideas on how to "automount" a share to a drive letter, using "net use"
| without having someone log in first?
|
| Thanks
|
| Hugo
Anonymous
July 26, 2004 2:04:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general,microsoft.public.win2000.advanced_server,microsoft.public.win2000.networking,microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

news.amnet.net.au wrote:
> Windows 2000 or is there another way to run a batch script that
> mounts a share at startup but before anybody logs into that server?
>
> Any help will be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks
>
> Hugo

Using Group Policy Objects you can set a Startup Script.
!