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Scripting School: MapResources sample script

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.


 'Tell the script to recognize only defined variables. Option Explicit 'Define the variables. Dim oNet, sUserName 'Create the WshNetwork object in the script and assign 'it to a variable. Set oNet = CreateObject("WScript.Network") 'Get the name of the current user and assign it a variable sUserName = oNet.UserName 'Evaluate sUserName and perform actions appropriate to its value. Select Case sUserName Case "Mary" 'Map the network share to a local drive letter, supplying 'the path to the network share as an argument. oNet.MapNetworkDrive "X:", "\\server \documents" oNet.MapNetworkDrive "Y:", "\\server\templates" Case "Todd" oNet.MapNetworkDrive "X:", "\\server\documents" Case Else oNet.MapNetworkDrive "Y:", "\\server\default" End Select

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 Christa's previous columns:

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

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