mapped drives

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  • #61225
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    Tony
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    Hi, is there a way in PowerShell to identify mapped drives for a user and then place shortcuts on the users desktop? Thanks for any help in advance.

  • #61227
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    Don Jones
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    Well, you could certainly enumerate PSDrive (Get-PSDrive) objects of the FileSystem type, I guess, and look to see which roots where UNCs versus local. And there's an old COM object that can create shortcuts, I think it's part of WShell.

    Or, you know, make your users grow up and enter the 21st century. 🙂

  • #61242
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    Tony
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    LOL oh I agree totally.

  • #61278
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    Tony
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    I can list the mapped drives using the following:

     Get-WmiObject Win32_MappedLogicalDisk -computer $computer | select name, providername 

    Any ideas on a quick script to use the information it collects and create shortcuts on the users desktop? Believe me I don't want to do this either. Users should know where their data is located.

    • #61287
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      Olaf Soyk
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      Did you try to search for it?

      New-ShortCut

    • #61692
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      Derf User
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      There is an excellent article in the Microsoft book Windows 2000 Scripting guide (Page 193) which I have just used specifically for this, via Wscript.Shell. I can post the code here if you can find nothing else.

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