Set your goals

The third part in a continuing series on scripting explains how to use tools that let you identify users and computers outside a domain structure and make them connect to network shares -- depending on who and where they are.

The first step when creating any script is to decide what the script must accomplish. Here are some goals you should consider:

  • Determine the name of the current user/computer.

  • Name resources for a user or computer to connect to.

  • Choose which resources the user/computer should be able to access.

  • Connect to those resources.


Scripting: Connect users to network resources

  Introduction
  Set your goals
  Identify resources
  Make choices
  Summary

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Christa Anderson
When Christa Anderson began working with Windows Server operating systems in 1992, she became increasingly interested in finding more efficient and flexible ways of performing routine tasks. Christa has written extensively about administrative scripting and taught technical sessions on the subject at conferences such as Comdex and CeBIT, helping people who had never done any scripting to write their own scripts in half a day. In addition to her interest in scripting Windows management, Christa is an authority on server-based computing and the program manager for Terminal Services licensing in Longhorn. If you have a scripting question for Christa, please e-mail her at scripting@SearchWinSystems.com.

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