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Network Drive Label

Network Drive Label

Network Drive Label

Hello all,

I am having a bit of a problem trying to rename mapped network drives. We use a .bat logon script that maps our network drives using net use and then the batch script calls a vbscript that renames the network drives. The script vbscript looks like:

Set oShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
oShell.NameSpace("H:\").Self.Name = "Home"
oShell.NameSpace("I:\").Self.Name = "ProgramFiles"
oShell.NameSpace("P:\").Self.Name = "Public"
oShell.NameSpace("X:\").Self.Name = "Apps"

The problem is that we now would like to label the H: Drive with the %username% variable, so it shows the user's logon name. So for example Sue Water's H: Drive would show up as waterss (H:) in My Computer. How would I go about doing this?

RE: Network Drive Label

Thanks for the reply. So in this case, what would my whole VBScript look like?

RE: Network Drive Label

Assuming your initial code worked and made the H: drive show up as Home (H:), then this should work (not tested):


Set wshShell = CreateObject( "WScript.Shell" )
username = wshShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings( "%username%" )

Set oShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
oShell.NameSpace("H:\").Self.Name = username
oShell.NameSpace("I:\").Self.Name = "ProgramFiles"
oShell.NameSpace("P:\").Self.Name = "Public"
oShell.NameSpace("X:\").Self.Name = "Apps" 

RE: Network Drive Label

Perfect!! Thank you so much! This works just as we had hoped. The H: Drive is labeled as the user's logon username. Thanks a million!bigsmile

RE: Network Drive Label

You're welcome, glad it helped.

RE: Network Drive Label

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I hope that helps.



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RE: Network Drive Label

Given that users can modify environment variables, why not go with:


Set wshNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
username =  wshNetwork.UserName 

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