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webdisk and mapped drives

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by asmithjr, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. asmithjr

    asmithjr Well-Known Member

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    Anyone figure out how to use webdisk and mapped drives in Windows.

    customer wants to have shared folder as Z drive on all boxes.
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    It's been a long time since I did Windows admin tasks, but one major thing to note are that the drive letter is set client-side, not server-side. Additionally, WebDisk on Windows does not create a drive letter assignment, instead it is a path within My Network Places (I don't recall it off-hand). So if you want to assign a drive letter to it, you may want to look up documentation on a command like subst to see if you can build a batch script to point z: to the web disk.
     
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    i actually also wish to map the webdisk to a driveletter.
    and yes it is done clientside. simply by clicking the "tools/mount network unit" type of thing.
    but problem is it wont accept the webdisk even if i "browse" and click the webdisk in "my network".
    i dont know what needs to be done.
    same is if i add the ftp as a web disk in windows. it still wont let me mount it as a driveletter.

    Does anyone know how this can be done in windows? or is it a bug that windows is carrying around. or perhaps something that needs to be done with the webdisk server.

    Best regards Dennis
     
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    Has anyone figured out how to do this?
     
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    In Windows, I'm pretty sure you can map to a drive letter with NET USE from the command prompt. Type NET HELP USE for full details.

    Then, if you want to ensure the mapping occurs every time, add that command to a login script for the desired users.

    Hope that helps.
     
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