Monday, May 23, 2005

In Addition to "Subst" ...

A good friend of mine, Ian, pointed out that in addition to Subst, there is another way to map drives. This one is specific to network shares, but you can use the command net from the command prompt.

The syntax is pretty simple: net use {drive} \\{computer}\{Share}

Now you *can* replace {drive} with "*" to use the next available drive letter. If you use the command net help use, you can get more help on how to use it.

In addition, on the last blog post, and also from Ian, there is apparently a free tool that I haven't used to create "junction points". SysInternal provides a free utility.