Because the NET USE /HOME command places you at the root of your share, rather than the home directory in your share, you must manually change to your home directory. The procedure outlined below passes a variable (your logon name) to allow automatic changing to your home directory. It assumes that your home directory and login name are the same, and that your home directory is directly off of the root of your server share.
On the ServerBecause a LAN Manager login script cannot contain replaceable parameters, set up your login script like the file below:
Notice that the NET USE commands are redirected into a file on your local hard drive and called LOCAL.BAT. Also notice the first NET USE has only one redirect symbol(>). This is necessary to recreate the LOCAL.BAT file; all succeeding commands are appended to the end of the file by using the double redirect (>>).
echo net use s: \\servername\public >c:\local.bat
echo net use v: \\servername\apps >>c:\local.bat
echo net use r: /home >>c:\local.bat
On Each WorkstationCreate a batch file similar to the batch file below:
Execute the LOGON.BAT file with a parameter of your username--"logon username"--where username becomes the %1 variable.
net logon %1
The flow of the batch file is:
- Assume a username of maryjo
- Assume a directory named maryjo exists off of the root of your share on the server.
- User maryjo enters the command logon maryjo.
- The LOGON.BAT file runs with "maryjo" as the %1 variable.
- You are logged on as maryjo, and the script file then executes.
- The login script redirects all commands to the C:\LOCAL.BAT file.
- The login script ends, and the LOCAL.BAT file is called.
- All commands redirected to LOCAL.BAT by means of the login script are executed in the LOCAL.BAT file.
- The LOCAL.BAT file ends, and the LOGON.BAT continues to execute.
- The command "cd r:\%1" is executed, which causes the directory to be changed to R:\MARYJO.
- The command "r:" is executed, and you then are in directory R:\MARYJO>.
Article ID: 98706 - Last Review: Oct 31, 2006 - Revision: 1