If you work in a ActiveDirectory based environment and all your clients are connected to the domain, you might not have to deal with manually map home drives and other resources.
However, if some of your clients are not connected to the domain, but need access to domain resources, you probably noticed that it can be pretty annoying having service calls because of forgotten network paths and locked accounts.
To encounter that problem, I wrote a quick and dirty script, which gives the user a basic dialogue driven netdrive-mapper, so your service desk gets rid of the most basic calls.
@ECHO OFF ECHO Removing all available mappings... PAUSE NET USE * /D :USER ECHO Attempting to connect to SERVER and map your homedrive... PAUSE SET /P USER=Please enter your username (firstname.lastname@example.org): NET USE U: \\server.domain.local\%USER:~0,-13%$ /USER:%USER% /PERSISTENT:NO ECHO Attempting to connect to SERVER and map your Groupdrives... PAUSE :GROUP1 SET /P GROUP1=Please enter your main Group: NET USE V: \\server.domain.local\%GROUP1% /PERSISTENT:NO SET /P CONTINUE=Add another Groupdrive? (y or n) IF /I '%CONTINUE%'=='y' GOTO GROUP2 IF /I '%CONTINUE%'=='n' GOTO PUB ECHO "%CONTINUE%" is not valid. Going to map public drives GOTO PUB :GROUP2 SET /P GROUP2=Please enter your second Group: NET USE W: \\server.domain.local\%GROUP2% /PERSISTENT:NO GOTO PUB :PUB ECHO Attempting to connect to SERVER and map public drives... NET USE p: \\server.domain.local\public /USER:%USER% /PERSISTENT:NO GOTO PRINTERS :PRINTERS ECHO Attempting to connect to SERVER and map printers... PAUSE START \\server.domain.local\printer1 START \\server.domain.local\printer2