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    Map drive to internet location

    We are about to start trialing using sharepoint as a basic 'VLE'. Somewhere for our students to access files and work from the teachers. We already use it as our public website, so they will log in to the site and see a list of documents the teachers have put in a folder.

    The sharepoint server is hosted at our LA. In the sharepoint site, there is a folder that will contain the documents and I would like to map a drive to on my local computer so I do not have to log in to the website and upload the documents. All I will have to do is drop the files into the mapped drive. I can do this by using the command

    net use z: http://sharepointsite.gov.uk/website/folder

    it then asks for my website username and password which I can enter and voila, I have a mapped drive to the internet location where I can drop in files that students can access from the internet.


    Heres the problem...

    We use GPP to map drives. I have tried to map the drive for all staff but if fails because there is no username or password. It just fails to appear in My Computer.

    How do i map the drive for staff without authentication so when they click on the z: drive, it will ask them for their username and password.


    I hope i have explained clearly enough.

    Thanks
    James

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    Not.sure if you can specify separate passwords through gpp.

    Might be easier to use a batch login script withnet use z: password http://location /user:username

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Not.sure if you can specify separate passwords through gpp.

    Might be easier to use a batch login script withnet use z: password http://location /user:username
    You can input a username and password in GPP but what I want is for the GP drive mapping to run at logon. including the z: drive. Then when the user clicks to open the drive, it asks for their own username and password.

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    can you use https ?
    sending login information, and potentially sensitive files over http doesn't sound like a particularly sensible idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    can you use https ?
    sending login information, and potentially sensitive files over http doesn't sound like a particularly sensible idea
    Sorry, the actual location is https. I mistyped it

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    you wont be able to do this through GPP but you could using a logon batch script as you can define the username and password

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    I dont want to define a username or password. I want to show the drive in My computer and then when a user tries to open the drive, it asks for username and password.

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    Then you could make a simple auto-it script which sits on the desktop and then when its opened asks for a username/password which then maps the drive for them.

    If you can wait till next week i can send you the script i use - you will have to remind me though!

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