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    User shares on mass

    After my sever problems last week (turns out it was all caused by the firmware on my scsii drives I'll post details in my original post). I need to recreate my user home folder shares. My backup has restored all my data but not my shares so I was wondering if anyone has solution to this? some tool or script, free if at all possible.

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    Re: User shares on mass

    Dump a text file of the usernames then open it in excel.

    In column B ass something like:

    ="net share "&A1&"$=d:\home\students\exams\2007\"&A1&" /grant:everyone,full"

    For username 05jbloggs this would create a home share called 05jbloggs$ on the folder d:\home\students\exams\2007\05jbloggs

    The alternative is to only share the root of the folder and change their home folders in active directory accordingly.

    \\server\homeshare$\05jbloggs

    This could be changed en masse using admodify or a similar tool.

    Ben

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    Re: User shares on mass

    I still like the old RMTSHARE command.

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    Re: User shares on mass

    Thanks for the replies I have opted to use Net Share, one question when you have a folder that has two words ie New Folder where do you put the " " marks in the command

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    net share user$=d:\new folder\students\year2007\user /grant:everyone,full

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    Re: User shares on mass

    "d:\new folder\students\year2007\user" I think.

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