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Rename (label) network folder

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Hello.

Can anybody tell me how can rename, set the label, in a network folder with AutoIt or VBScript?

Thanks.

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I'm not sure I understand your question, are you asking if its possible to remotely rename a network share? I.E. change:

\\myserver\share1

to

\\myserver\share2


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I'm not sure I understand your question, are you asking if its possible to remotely rename a network share? I.E. change:

\\myserver\share1

to

\\myserver\share2

Sample.

In Explorer I have "Finances on '192.168.1.1' G:" because I mapped \\192.168.1.1\Finances to G:. I can change the name pressing F2, I write "Finances" and I get "Finances G:". If the mapped drive is permanent, this is remenber by Windows at next logon or reboot. But, how can script this to configure several machines to mask the network addres to final user? DriveSetLabel only work for fixed disk. Any ideas. Thanks again.

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Sample.

In Explorer I have "Finances on '192.168.1.1' G:" because I mapped \\192.168.1.1\Finances to G:. I can change the name pressing F2, I write "Finances" and I get "Finances G:". If the mapped drive is permanent, this is remenber by Windows at next logon or reboot. But, how can script this to configure several machines to mask the network addres to final user? DriveSetLabel only work for fixed disk. Any ideas. Thanks again.

When you do that, a registry key is added to the registry for the current user for the specified mountpoint. The specific key is "_LabelFromReg". When that's not there, Windows just comes up with the label based on the resource (obviously). There's also a key in there for _LabelFromDesktopINI - I've never done it that way, but it seems if that's a possibility, then I'd go that route.

Registry

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints2\##192.168.1.1#Finances]
"BaseClass"="Drive"
"_CommentFromDesktopINI"=""
"_LabelFromDesktopINI"=""
"_AutorunStatus"=hex:01,df,df,00,df,01,00,01,01,ee,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,\
  ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,\
  ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,\
  ff,ff,00,00,20,00,00,08,00,00,00
"_LabelFromReg"="New Label"

So, to do this in autoit - you would have a line like:

RegWrite ("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints2\##192.168.1.1#Finances", "_LabelFromReg", "REG_SZ", "New Label")

An application to do this only seems overkill. But, you could include this same change in your login scripts using VBS or KIXTART or whatever you use.


Ben

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Sample.

In Explorer I have "Finances on '192.168.1.1' G:" because I mapped \\192.168.1.1\Finances to G:. I can change the name pressing F2, I write "Finances" and I get "Finances G:". If the mapped drive is permanent, this is remenber by Windows at next logon or reboot. But, how can script this to configure several machines to mask the network addres to final user? DriveSetLabel only work for fixed disk. Any ideas. Thanks again.

if you go to the computer that is sharing the folder, you can right click on the folder, and go to sharing and security. select to share it across the network, and give it whatever name you want. then when they map to that share, they're not seeing the file path too it, they're just seeing the name you've given it, and the computer name.


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Hello.

@bboysza:

I don' have this key

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints2\##192.168.1.1#Finances

I have this

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints\G\_LabelFromReg

and in the key Cache there is the new label.

My system is Windows 2000 (SP4)

@CyberSlug:

I'm sorry but the script you point me doesn't compile with AutoIt (I have installed WSH 5.6)

Disk = "Q:"
Set oShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
oShell.NameSpace(Disk).Self.Name = "finances"

I get the error in attached file.

@cameronsdad:

I can't go to server because is a file system in a Unix machine with Samba server, not a Windows server. More, we don't want to see the server name or IP, only a description label.

Thanks again for your answers.

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Hello.

@bboysza:

I don' have this key

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints2\##192.168.1.1#Finances

I have this

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints\G\_LabelFromReg

and in the key Cache there is the new label.

My system is Windows 2000 (SP4)

Ah - it's changed then in XP. In anycase, it's clear all you need to do is update that key.

Do you use any login scripts? If so, which type? I ask because I know it'll be easier and faster to just add the reg update to say, a Kix script. In fact, there's scripts already that do exactly what you want to do.

http://www.kixtart.org/ubbthreads/showflat...2531&Main=82999

It's an old post, so you should add some OS detection in there to customize for the changes introduced in XP.


Ben

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@CyberSlug:

I'm sorry but the script you point me doesn't compile with AutoIt (I have installed WSH 5.6)

Did you try the the following with the latest beta version of AutoIt?
$driveLetter = "X:"
DriveMapAdd($driveLetter, "\\SERVER\SHARE")

$oShell = ObjCreate("shell.application")
$oShell.NameSpace($driveLetter).Self.Name = "New name goes here"

If you want to use VBScript, the code at the Oreilly site should work on Windows 2000 and XP.


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Did you try the the following with the latest beta version of AutoIt?

$driveLetter = "X:"
DriveMapAdd($driveLetter, "\\SERVER\SHARE")

$oShell = ObjCreate("shell.application")
$oShell.NameSpace($driveLetter).Self.Name = "New name goes here"

If you want to use VBScript, the code at the Oreilly site should work on Windows 2000 and XP.

Yes, I have the latest Beta, build 110.

And also I run teh Visual BAsic script with no results.

I'm sorry, but nothing works :o

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