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In article <32f57832-c873-46d4-891b-55b9974e7eb1
@n20g2000hsh.googlegroups.com>, martin@xxxxxx says...
> I have mapped a drive on my main Vista machine for all my documents
> etc. N:.
> With XP it was also possible to map to the local machine to make sure
> that N: on all machines was the same. But with Vista "net use" does
> not work locally so I have to use "subst". Trouble is that if I want
> to subst the drive to both normal and administrator users, then I have
> to subst twice. But how can I subst from the startup folder? (And
> then for both levels.)
Huh? 'NET USE \\thiscomputer\share' does work with Vista. I currently
have an E: that is just a shared subdir of C: (done due to some old
program I copied from another computer). Make certain the Server service
is running, and that file sharing is enabled in Network settings. You
may also need to tweak firewall settings.
To use SUBST, you could create a simple text file containting the
command with a .CMD or .BAT extension, and put it under:
\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Program\Startup
To be safe, try making it look like this:
SUBST N: /D
SUBST N: c:\whatever\whatever
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