Scripting School: More on connecting to network resources

Christa Anderson builds on her previous column, which explained the tools you need for automatically connecting to network resources. Here are some scenario-based variations to try and a sample script.

Editor's note: This is the fourth column in a continuing interactive series on scripting that appears monthly on SearchWinSystems.com. You can send any scripting questions to the author, Christa Anderson, at scripting@searchwinsystems.com.

Last month I introduced you to the tools you need to automatically connect to network resources.

You may recall that these included CreateObject, used to create a reference to the Wsh.Network network object that can represent a user or computer, and Select Case, which makes the script choose from a list of options.

This month I'm going to explain some scenario-based variations that you can try and also outline the structure of the script.


Scripting School: More on connecting to network resources

  Introduction
  What happens to all those mapped drives?
  What about location-based mappings?
  How do I map printers?
  Does Select Case support wildcards?
  How to put the script together
  MapResources sample script
  Summary

Read all of Christa's scripting columns:
April 2005: Beginner's guide to scripting
May 2005: It's time to increase your scripting expertise
June 2005: Connect users to network resources
July 2005: More on connecting to network resources
August 2005: Find objects with Windows Scripting Host
September 2005: Windows Script Host arguments
October 2005: Scripting School: Turning the environment with WshShell

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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