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Network Drive Profile Tool

Comments greatly appreciated, and let me know if you find any bugs (that I don't find first). ;)

09/11/08 Edit: Version 1.0.1.0 - Code Block updated and current .EXE uploaded

  • Junked Help & About menu items (till I learn how to do them right)
  • (Thx 2 ResNullius) - Program displays empty left window if no mapped drives, opens profile in right window
  • (Thx 2 ResNullius) - If no current mapped drives AND no profile, program auto-opens File open dialogue

Issues to address:

  • If the UserProfile folder doesn't exist, it doesn't create it
  • No way to update profile from inside program (you can always rename the .txt file...)

1. About

This program was written to be used as a way to back up a list of mapped network drives for a users profile and provide a simple interface for restoring (remapping) those drives. This program was designed to be used when it is not safe/desirable to use a users NTuser.dat file when migrating user settings.

In English, I had a users profile that got corrupted and I feared that re-using the current NTuser.dat file would just let the errors migrate to the new profile. I remapped 15 or so drives and started thinking there should be a better way. So here is my answer.

2. Usage

Files:

NDprofileTool.exe is a stand-alone executable with no install. I designed it to run from a USB drive with no dependencies. All you need is the NDprofileTool.exe

1st Execution:

The first time your run NDprofileTool.exe, it will check for the presence of a UserProfile folder in the same directory that the executable started in, and if it is not found, it will create it.

Next, NDprofileTool will look for a .txt file with the same name as the user (that is currently running the program) in the UserProfile directory. If a matching file is not found, one will be created. This file becomes the archive.

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Example: The current user is John Doe, with a user name JohnDoe. The computer technician runs the NDprofileTool from his USB drive. The program checks for a JohnDoe.txt file, doesnt find it, and creates it. No message about the creation is given.

Subsequent Executions:

The next time NDprofileTool is run under the user JohnDoe, the program will find a JohnDoe.txt file in the UserProfile directory.

The program will then display the current drive listing in the left-hand pane, and the archived copy in the right-hand pane (read-only).

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You select the drive to be mapped in the right-hand pane and click the Map Drive button. The drive will be mapped as persistent under the current users credentials.

Successful actions and errors will generate a popup window and the current view (Left side) will be update with the new drive.

Other Actions:

You have the ability to disconnect mapped network drive connections from within the program. Select the drive in the current view (Left pane) and click the Disconnect Drive button

A success or failure message will be displayed and the current view (left pane) will refresh to show the current mapped drives.

You can also open any other profile using the programs file menu.

The refresh button refreshes the current view (left pane)

Edit: create your own list of commonly mapped drives. Create your own file and use the following format: e:,\\Server\share\folder\

3. License

This program is released under the GPL, which can be found here: http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html

The author may be contacted.

Here's the code. (Be gentle :D )

CODE

#NoTrayIcon

#Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****

#AutoIt3Wrapper_outfile=NDprofileTool.exe

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Comment=Created by: Joe Livaudais (drwoobie@gmail.com)

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Description=Network Drive Profile Tool

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Fileversion=1.0.1.0

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Fileversion_AutoIncrement=p

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_LegalCopyright=Published under GPL

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Language=1033

#EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****

;***************************************

;

; Network Drive Profile Tool

; Written by Joe Livaudais - drwoobie@gmail.com

;

;***************************************

#include <GuiConstants.au3>

#include <GuiListView.au3>

#include <Process.au3>

#include <file.au3>

#include <ListViewConstants.au3>

; GUI - create, show

GuiCreate("Network Drive Profile Tool", 420, 353)

GuiSetState()

; MENUs - create and populate

$filemenu = GUICtrlCreateMenu ("&File")

$Open_item = GUICtrlCreateMenuitem ("&Open",$filemenu)

$Exit_item = GUICtrlCreateMenuitem ("E&xit",$filemenu)

; Variables

$currentDir = "."

$getFile = ""

$numofDrives = ""

$allDrives = DriveGetDrive( "network" )

if $allDrives = "" AND FileExists("UserProfile\" & @UserName & ".txt") = @error Then

$leftView = GuiCtrlCreateListView("Drive | Source", 5, 26, 203, 275)

readCurrent($numofDrives, $allDrives)

$rightView = GuiCtrlCreateListView("Drive | Source", 212, 26, 203, 275, -1)

getProfile($rightView)

ElseIf $allDrives = "" Then

$leftView = GuiCtrlCreateListView("Drive | Source", 5, 26, 203, 275)

readCurrent($numofDrives, $allDrives)

$rightView = GuiCtrlCreateListView("Drive | Source", 212, 26, 203, 275, -1)

profileRead()

else

$numofDrives = $allDrives[0]

if FileExists( $currentDir & "\UserProfile") then

If FileExists("UserProfile\" & @UserName & ".txt") Then

$leftView = GuiCtrlCreateListView("Drive | Source", 5, 26, 203, 275)

readCurrent($numofDrives, $allDrives)

$rightView = GuiCtrlCreateListView("Drive | Source", 212, 26, 203, 275, -1)

profileRead()

Else

$leftView = GuiCtrlCreateListView("Drive | Source", 5, 26, 203, 275)

profileWrite($numofDrives, $allDrives)

EndIf

Else

DirCreate( $currentDir & "\UserProfile")

$leftView = GuiCtrlCreateListView("Drive | Source", 5, 26, 203, 275)

profileWrite($numofDrives, $allDrives)

$rightView = GuiCtrlCreateListView("Drive | Source", 212, 26, 203, 275, -1)

EndIf

EndIf

; BUTTON

$mapDrive = GuiCtrlCreateButton("Map Drive", 212, 306, 65, 20)

$refreshView = GuiCtrlCreateButton("Refresh", 144, 306, 65, 20)

$whackDrive = GuiCtrlCreateButton ("Disconnect Drive", 5, 306, 95, 20)

; Leftview Functions

Func profileWrite($numofDrives, $allDrives)

GUICtrlCreateLabel($numofDrives & " drives currently mapped for " & @UserName & ":", 5, 5)

$archiveFile = FileOpen("UserProfile\" & @UserName & ".txt", 2)

For $i = 1 to $numofDrives Step 1

$curDriveLtr = $allDrives[$i]

$curDrivePath = DriveMapGet($curDriveLtr)

FileWriteLine($archiveFile, $curDriveLtr & "," & $curDrivePath )

GuiCtrlCreateListViewItem( " " & $curDriveLtr & " | " & $curDrivePath & "", $leftView)

Next

FileClose($archiveFile)

;Return

EndFunc

Func readCurrent($numofDrives, $allDrives)

if $allDrives = "" then

GUICtrlCreateLabel("No drives currently mapped for " & @UserName & ":", 5, 5)

else

GUICtrlCreateLabel($numofDrives & " drives currently mapped for " & @UserName & ":", 5, 5)

For $i = 1 to $numofDrives Step 1

$curDriveLtr = $allDrives[$i]

$curDrivePath = DriveMapGet($curDriveLtr)

GuiCtrlCreateListViewItem( " " & $curDriveLtr & " | " & $curDrivePath & "", $leftView)

Next

endif

;Return

EndFunc

Func disconnetDrive()

$dropTarget = GUICtrlRead(GUICtrlRead($leftView, 1))

$splitDropLine = StringSplit ( $dropTarget, "|")

$dropDriveLtr = StringTrimLeft($splitDropLine[1], 4)

$dropDriveLtr = StringTrimright($dropDriveLtr, 1)

DriveMapDel($dropDriveLtr)

if @error = "1" Then

msgbox (16, "Error", "Disconnection of " & $dropDriveLtr & " unsuccessful")

Else

MsgBox (64, "Completed", $dropDriveLtr & " successfully disconnected")

EndIf

refreshLeft($numofDrives, $allDrives)

EndFunc

Func refreshLeft($numofDrives, $allDrives)

_GUICtrlListView_DeleteAllItems($leftView)

$allDrives = DriveGetDrive( "network" )

if $allDrives = "" Then

$numofDrives = "0"

Else

$numofDrives = $allDrives[0]

EndIf

readCurrent($numofDrives, $allDrives)

EndFunc

; Rightview Functions

Func profileRead()

$profileLineCount = _FileCountLines("UserProfile\" & @UserName & ".txt")

GUICtrlCreateLabel($profileLineCount & " drives previously mapped for " & @UserName & ":", 210, 5)

$archiveFile = FileOpen("UserProfile\" & @UserName & ".txt", 0)

For $i = 1 to $profileLineCount Step 1

$archiveline = FileReadLine($archiveFile)

$splitLine = StringSplit ( $archiveline, ",")

GuiCtrlCreateListViewItem( " " & $splitLine[1] & " | " & $splitLine[2], $rightView)

Next

FileClose ( $archiveFile )

;Return

EndFunc

Func readFile()

_GUICtrlListView_DeleteAllItems($rightView)

$otherLineCount = _FileCountLines($getFile)

$splitSource = StringSplit ( $getFile, "\")

$sourceFile = _ArrayPop($splitSource)

$sourceFile = StringTrimRight($sourceFile, 4)

GUICtrlCreateLabel($otherLineCount & " drives mapped in the " & $sourceFile & " file: ", 210, 5)

For $i = 1 to $otherLineCount Step 1

$archiveline = FileReadLine($getFile, $i)

$splitLine = StringSplit ( $archiveline, ",")

GuiCtrlCreateListViewItem( " " & $splitLine[1] & " | " & $splitLine[2], $rightView)

Next

;Return

EndFunc

Func mapdrive()

$mapTarget = GUICtrlRead(GUICtrlRead($rightView, 1))

$splitTargetLine = StringSplit ( $mapTarget, "|")

$newDriveLtr = StringTrimLeft($splitTargetLine[1], 4)

$newDriveLtr = StringTrimright($newDriveLtr, 1)

$newDrivePath = StringStripWS($splitTargetLine[2], 1)

DriveMapAdd($newDriveLtr, $newDrivePath, 1)

if @error = "1" Then

MsgBox (16, "Error", "An unknown error occured")

ElseIf @error = "2" Then

MsgBox (16, "Error", "Access to the remote share was denied")

ElseIf @error = "3" Then

MsgBox (16, "Error", "The device is already assigned")

ElseIf @error = "4" Then

MsgBox (16, "Error", "Invalid device name")

ElseIf @error = "5" Then

MsgBox (16, "Error", "Invalid remote share")

ElseIf @error = "6" Then

MsgBox (16, "Error", "Invalid password")

Else

MsgBox (64, "Completed!", $newDriveLtr & " mapped to " & $newDrivePath)

EndIf

refreshLeft($numofDrives, $allDrives)

EndFunc

func getProfile($rightView)

$getFile = FileOpenDialog( "Pick the Drive Profile to open...", "UserProfile\", "Text (*.txt)", 1 + 2 )

if @error Then

_GUICtrlListView_DeleteAllItems($rightView)

profileRead()

Else

readFile()

EndIf

EndFunc

While 1

$msg = GUIGetMsg()

Select

Case $msg = $Open_item

getProfile($rightView)

Case $msg = $Exit_item or $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

ExitLoop

Case $msg = $refreshView

refreshLeft($numofDrives, $allDrives)

Case $msg = $mapDrive

mapdrive()

Case $msg = $whackDrive

disconnetDrive()

EndSelect

WEnd

GUIDelete()

Exit

NDprofileTool.exe

Edited by drwoobie

Thanks,drwoobieMy Projects:Network Drive Profile Tool

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ptrex

@drwoobie

If you create a .bat file using this command, and let the user run it, or put it in the startup folder.

It will recreate the mappings as well.

net use M: \\IPaddress\UserName /USER:UserName

net use P: \\IPaddress\company /USER:UserName

net use O: \\IPaddress\department /USER:UserName

Does your appl. do anything different ?

Regards,

ptrex

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@drwoobie

If you create a .bat file using this command, and let the user run it, or put it in the startup folder.

It will recreate the mappings as well.

net use M: \\IPaddress\UserName /USER:UserName

net use P: \\IPaddress\company /USER:UserName

net use O: \\IPaddress\department /USER:UserName

Does your appl. do anything different ?

Regards,

ptrex

ptrex,

Thanks for offering up your suggestion. All of this actually started with the thought of piping a NET USE command to a .txt file to back up a list of mapped drives.

That is the essential nature of this app. Where I work, some drives are mapped as part of a novell login script, but I have some users that have some-to-many "extra" mapped drives. And because of the nature of some of the software we run, when a new user gets a new computer (or the local profile gets corrupt), we do not bring over their old ntuser.dat file. I wanted a way to archive their old mappings and compare it to a fresh profile so I could visually see what extra drives need to be mapped. The ability to open other profiles gives me the option of building a list of "extra" drives by group or department, not taken care of by login script.

Edited by drwoobie

Thanks,drwoobieMy Projects:Network Drive Profile Tool

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ResNullius

Nicely thought out drwoobie.

One suggestion: if you run it on a system with no mapped drive(s) the compiled version gives the "Line -1: Subscript used with non-Array variable" error.

The problem in your code are these lines:

$allDrives = DriveGetDrive( "network" )
$numofDrives = $allDrives[0]

May want to think about error checking for no mapped drives and starting the Gui anyway, so at least the backed up drive list can be restored on machines that have no default mappings to start with.

Edit: Added the "DriveGetDrive" line to the quoted code

Edited by ResNullius

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drwoobie

Nicely thought out drwoobie.

One suggestion: if you run it on a system with no mapped drive(s) the compiled version gives the "Line -1: Subscript used with non-Array variable" error.

The problem in your code are these lines:

$allDrives = DriveGetDrive( "network" )
$numofDrives = $allDrives[0]

May want to think about error checking for no mapped drives and starting the Gui anyway, so at least the backed up drive list can be restored on machines that have no default mappings to start with.

Edit: Added the "DriveGetDrive" line to the quoted code

Thank you for catching that ResNullius! I don't think I would have ever been in a situation to catch that particular error.

I think I have a idea on how I want to fix it...


Thanks,drwoobieMy Projects:Network Drive Profile Tool

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if you run it on a system with no mapped drive(s) the compiled version gives the "Line -1: Subscript used with non-Array variable" error.

Version 1.0.1.0 Code and executable updated. See original Post.


Thanks,drwoobieMy Projects:Network Drive Profile Tool

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