Network Drives

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Mapped drives
Network drives
Windows XP
I have two questions ... 1. I have a machine that is not on the network but needs access to a network folder. I mapped the drive and checked reconnect at logon. Reboot machine and mapping is gone. 2. So I wrote a script (BAT) that logs on when the machine is booted up. But the password is in clear text. I want to encrypt the password and have it be accepted by Windows. I tried using RunAs. Any suggestions??
ASKED: December 12, 2007  7:50 PM
UPDATED: December 13, 2007  6:47 PM

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1. If I have a notebook that is not always connected to the local network I use a shortcut on the desktop to connect the user to a mapped drive so Windows does not try to connect to it durring logon when the user is not on the local network. You can drag the icon from the mapped drive window address bar to the desktop and it will create a shortcut for you.

2. Forget the user name and password in the bat file. Create a user with the same name and password on the file server used to login to the workstation and give that user access only to the folder you want to map the drive to.

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