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Mapping X: drive using a button

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hey there, I am brand new to the forum. I have done some significant searching to see if anyone can re-create my particular issue.

What I have scripted in AutoIT is a program that points to a slew of .CMD files to launch application installs. What is happening sometimes is that the X: drive mapping does not always work if the support specialist navigates to the server where the AutoIT application is hosted. Seems that if Windows explorer is already navigated to the same location, it will not map a drive to that location. A button would be the perfect solution.

What I am trying to accomplish is creating a button that maps the X: drive to the server using a RunAs command to run as the local Administrator (the work around is the right click the app and Run As admin). These are my attempts so far:

As the application is launched, not always working:

DriveMapAdd("X:", "\\Server\Store", 0, "Domain\UserName", "password")

SplashTextOn("Software Installer", "POST RIS Software Installer.", 350, 30, 200, 200, 0, "", 12)

Button to be launched:

;$MapDrive = GUICtrlCreateButton("Map Drive", 340, 392, 73, 33, 0)

;GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8.5, 800, 0, "MS Sans Serif")

;GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0x000080)

This is in my While 1 script:

;Case $MapDrive

;MapDrive()

This is the function that is not working properly (have also tried RunAsSet):

;Func MapDrive()

;RUNAS("Administrator", "%COMPUTERNAME%", "%COMPUTERNAME%12345", 0,

;DriveMapAdd("X:", "\\Server\Store")

;EndFunc

Additionally, our local administrator password is a numbering convention after the computer name. How is that scripted?

Any and all help would be much appreciated, thank you!

Edited by ibanezfreak4

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

That environment variable is only going to expand if you have Opt("ExpandEnvStrings", 1).

Just use the AutoIt macro instead. Use RunAsWait() so you can get the return code. Also, you can't pass RunAs() an AutoIt function, so use NET USE:

$iRET = RunAsWait("Administrator", @ComputerName, @ComputerName & "12345", 0, "NET USE X: \\Server\Store")

:D

P.S. Technically, you can run a native AutoIt function with this (see help file):

AutoIt3.exe [/ErrorStdOut] /AutoIt3ExecuteLine "command line"

Edited by PsaltyDS

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As the application is launched, not always working:

DriveMapAdd("X:", "\\Server\Store", 0, "Domain\UserName", "password")

SplashTextOn("Software Installer", "POST RIS Software Installer.", 350, 30, 200, 200, 0, "", 12)

This is the function that is not working properly (have also tried RunAsSet):

;Func MapDrive()

;RUNAS("Administrator", "%COMPUTERNAME%", "%COMPUTERNAME%12345", 0,

;DriveMapAdd("X:", "\\Server\Store", "Domain\UserName", "password")

;EndFunc

I may be wrong, but I think to fix your current function you would have to script it like this:

Func MapDrive()
DriveMapAdd("X:", "\\Server\Store", 0, "Domain\UserName", "password")
RunAs("Administrator", %COMPUTERNAME%, %COMPUTERNAME% & "12345", 0, "your_program_location")
EndFunc

Then, eliminate the DriveMapAdd at the beginning of your script, because once you click the Map Drive button on your GUI, it will map the drive for you then. Also, make sure that you remove your semi-colons as well that are before each line, otherwise the compiler will skip those lines all together,

As for your numbering convention for your password, I am not sure exactly what you mean.


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I may be wrong, but I think to fix your current function you would have to script it like this:

Func MapDrive()
DriveMapAdd("X:", "\\Server\Store", 0, "Domain\UserName", "password")
RunAs("Administrator", %COMPUTERNAME%, %COMPUTERNAME% & "12345", 0, "your_program_location")
EndFunc

Then, eliminate the DriveMapAdd at the beginning of your script, because once you click the Map Drive button on your GUI, it will map the drive for you then. Also, make sure that you remove your semi-colons as well that are before each line, otherwise the compiler will skip those lines all together,

As for your numbering convention for your password, I am not sure exactly what you mean.

Thanks for the replies, I will give these a try.

The numbering convention is the name of the machine PLUS 12345. So if your PC name was AUTOIT the local admin password would be AUTOIT12345.

Thanks again.

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The numbering convention is the name of the machine PLUS 12345. So if your PC name was AUTOIT the local admin password would be AUTOIT12345.

You know that's a phenomenally BAD idea, right...?

:D


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You know that's a phenomenally BAD idea, right...?

:D

Something like that... I'm not in charge of the IT Security portion. We still have local admin rights to all our users... Kinda another phenomenally TERRIBLE idea.

So... YES, I know exactly what you're saying.

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

That environment variable is only going to expand if you have Opt("ExpandEnvStrings", 1).

Just use the AutoIt macro instead. Use RunAsWait() so you can get the return code. Also, you can't pass RunAs() an AutoIt function, so use NET USE:

$iRET = RunAsWait("Administrator", @ComputerName, @ComputerName & "12345", 0, "NET USE X: \\Server\Store")

:D

P.S. Technically, you can run a native AutoIt function with this (see help file):

AutoIt3.exe [/ErrorStdOut] /AutoIt3ExecuteLine "command line"

I tried this approach to map through NET USE, but it prompts for a user name for the server? Attached picture.

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Should it be scripted a little differently?

Edited by ibanezfreak4

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Try adding the credentials to the NET USE command line:

$iRET = RunAsWait("Administrator", @ComputerName, @ComputerName & "12345", 0, "NET USE X: \\Server\Store " & @ComputerName & "12345 /u:" & @ComputerName & "\Administrator")

:D


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That "partially" worked. I didn't necessarily read into what the error was actually giving me...

I don't think this button is going to perform what we need it to. What I really need is for the entire application to re-launch and be "RunAs". This sounds like it is too complex to complete.

Maybe I have this button prompt the support specialist for their ID and PW? Is that possible with a RunAsWait? Or is that another function?

Thanks.

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