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Net use

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Net use allows to map network drives programatically. In particular it can help to network with windows NT shares AND linux samba shares.


New network drive

Simply choose an available logical drive letter (like L:), a valid UNC path (like \\\opendap), and a valid username on the target machine as well as on the local machine (like datamover).

> net use L: \\\opendap password_of_datamover /user:MARETEC\datamover

List network drives

> net use

Status       Local     Remote                    Network

OK           L:        \\\opendap
                                                 Microsoft Windows Network
The command completed successfully.

Delete network drive

If you want to logon with another username, then you need first to stop all active logons using the following syntax:

> net use L: /delete

Otherwise, you will get the following error:

System error 1219 has occurred. 

Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more
 than one user name, are not allowed. Disconnect all previous connections to the
 server or shared resource and try again.


System error 85 has occurred.

The local device name is already in use.