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    Auto log-in to a network shared folder?

    Hello there

    We have an OSX network (10.4 server) in our primary school and have recently bought a load of eeePCs running XP.

    So that the children can open/store files in a shared area, I have set up a user called eeePC on the network.

    I have set up a shortcut to the OSX network on each XP desktop which takes the user to the home folder of this 'eeePC' user.

    When clicking the shortcut for the first time after boot, a little username and password box appears, into which 'eeePC' must be typed for the user name and then the password entered.

    Everything is working fine to that extent but I was wondering if there was a way to automate this logging in, to speed up the kids getting to work!

    cheers

    Steve

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    Presumably you need to tweak permissions somewhere as it's prompting for a user/password?

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    manually set a mapping to the drive, heres a little bit of info for net use which will do what you want (and can be scripted)

    Code:
    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
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    C:\Documents and Settings\XXX>net use /?
    The syntax of this command is:
    NET USE
    [devicename | *] [\\computername\sharename[\volume] [password | *]]
            [/USER:[domainname\]username]
            [/USER:[dotted domain name\]username]
            [/USER:[username@dotted domain name]
            [/SMARTCARD]
            [/SAVECRED]
            [[/DELETE] | [/PERSISTENT:{YES | NO}]]
    
    NET USE {devicename | *} [password | *] /HOME
    
    NET USE [/PERSISTENT:{YES | NO}]

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    if the password on the pc and server for that user match it should go straight through

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    As per p858snake - the NET USE in a batch file that's in the All users Startup folder will do the trick to map a drive and then use the shortcut to point to the drive.

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    can you tell me how to put password if there is no password set ?

    can you tell me how to put password if there is no password set ?
    many thanks.
    seanlu21

    Quote Originally Posted by p858snake View Post
    manually set a mapping to the drive, heres a little bit of info for net use which will do what you want (and can be scripted)

    Code:
    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
    
    C:\Documents and Settings\XXX>net use /?
    The syntax of this command is:
    NET USE
    [devicename | *] [\\computername\sharename[\volume] [password | *]]
            [/USER:[domainname\]username]
            [/USER:[dotted domain name\]username]
            [/USER:[username@dotted domain name]
            [/SMARTCARD]
            [/SAVECRED]
            [[/DELETE] | [/PERSISTENT:{YES | NO}]]
    
    NET USE {devicename | *} [password | *] /HOME
    
    NET USE [/PERSISTENT:{YES | NO}]

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