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Topic # 224384 15-Nov-2017 18:11
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I am aware of the C$ trick to mapping directly to a drive.

 

Is there something similar for mapping to a Drobo NAS?

 

Currently have each share on the NAS individually mapped, but would rather just map to \\drobo directly.





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  Reply # 1901412 15-Nov-2017 18:30
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Just make a root share folder, and have everything else as a child of that?





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  Reply # 1902600 16-Nov-2017 09:49
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It looks like I can only apply user security at the share level.

 

So if I do your method then everyone ends up with access to everything.

 

Aren't most NAS's Unix/Linux based? Is there no Windows to Unix command that does the same thing as \\machine\driveletter$?





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  Reply # 1902604 16-Nov-2017 09:52
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$ just means it's a hidden share, it still has to be "shared" in the first place.

 

 

 

Map it as a drive if people are having issues with it.


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  Reply # 1902743 16-Nov-2017 14:32
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?

 

dont bother with $ shares , unless you feel you really need hidden shares
\\drobo is the DEVICE . Cant be mapped but can make a shortcut
\\drobo\share is the shared folder . Can be mapped with right clicks or "net use" command

 

 

 

" Is there no Windows to Unix command that does the same thing as \\machine\driveletter$?"
yes, right click & map share, or "net use blah blah " in Win

Just put everything under the one shared folder. Map that single folder.
If you want to restrict access to folders, move those restricted folders to a separate shared folder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1910964 30-Nov-2017 10:54
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kiwifidget:

 

I am aware of the C$ trick to mapping directly to a drive.

 

Is there something similar for mapping to a Drobo NAS?

 

Currently have each share on the NAS individually mapped, but would rather just map to \\drobo directly.

 

 

 

 

I wrote a VB Script that I place in 'shell:Startup', so it runs each time I log in.  Works like a dream - maps various drive letters to shares on my NAS.




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  Reply # 1911001 30-Nov-2017 11:31
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Cheers @BuckoNZ, it was the mapping of multiple drive letters that I wanted to avoid though.





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  Reply # 1911003 30-Nov-2017 11:35
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Oh, sorry. I must have misunderstood.  :)   Is it Friday yet?


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