Windows 2000 Deep Mapping
There are several possibilities to create a
network drive mapping:
- select fist the
object, then request the action
Browse the "Network Neighborhood",
the system on the network, select the shared
resource and then via a right-click define to
map this shared resource as a network drive.
- select request first the action, then select
Right-click on "Network Neighborhood"
on "My Network Places"
and select to
"Map Network Drive"
||On Windows 95/98, you can just select
drive character to be used and enter the
network path as UNC:
\\<computername>\<shared resource name>
||Windows NT4 allows via a
locate the shared resource and creates the
UNC network path based on your selection
- Command prompt via NET USE
When systems are connected to Windows
NT-servers, network drivers are often
created via the "NET USE"
which is defined in a logon-script executed
during the network logon:
NET USE <drive:> <UNC>
When attempting to map a network drive
at a directory inside the network share:
NET USE <drive:> <UNC>/<path>
then Windows 95/98 (on the left) and
Windows NT4 (below) display error
messages, since this feature is not supported.
Similar to the mapping support on Novell Netware
servers, Windows 2000 supports
"Deep Mapping": to define as map-point any directory
inside the network share:
||Make a right-click on
"My Network Places"
and select :
"Map Network Drive.."
||You can enter the UNC of the
folder to be mapped or
(much easier) use the
button "Browse" to
select the folder.
||You are able on Windows2000
to select a directory / folder
(not just a Share-name)
||The UNC is now:
||This extended UNC can also be used
with the NET USE - command on
Windows 2000 systems.