Post by Brian Nicholson
Users call in
requesting to have a certain directory mapped as a drive, so it would be
convenient to have a web app that can do this for us.
And the user would just choose from predefined mapping in this page ? Don't
you have a logon script in place ? IMO it would be much better to do that
from a logon script (using kixtart, you can test in which group the user is
to map the appropriate drives). If not already done I would recommend also
having always the same letter mapped to the same location.
Your logon script (example taken from the
http://www.bluestream.org/Windows/LoginScripting.htm link I posted ealier)
could look like :
USE T: "\\SERVER1\TAXSOFT"
IMO you should direct your admins to an admin group so that they can see how
it is usually done using a login script. It may require a bit of work to put
that in place especially if all users have used random letters for a given
location accross your company, but then it will basically done
automatically once the rules are defined making this much easier to handle
for both admins and users.
For example when you put a new location or if you migrate content from one
server to another your admins will have just to update the logon script and
this is done for all users concerned with these changes the next time they
log. You won't have to tell each targeted user to go to a web page to hand
select the new mapping(s). Etc...