Thumb drive and home folder set to F drive

Posted: 06-24-2006, 09:14 AM
Hello and thanks in advance,

Unfortunately for me the techie that set up my network 4 years ago set the
home folder in AD to a network drive mapped as F drive. The F drive now has
redirection of My Documents, Application Data, Desktop folder etc. on it and
can't be easily changed.

Now for the problem, every time a user plugs in a thumb drive it takes the F
drive letter and can't be seen in My Computer and yes I know how to change
the drive letter to another one, but each time a user uses a different thumb
drive the changing drive letter process has to be completed again.

What I am looking for is a way to change the default drive letter that a
removable disk uses and then roll out the solution to 150 users, preferably
via a registry hack and a logon script (this part I can do).

I have searched for the last 2 days for a solution to hacking the registry
to achieve my goal to no avail.

Server OS is Windows 2003 and Desktop OS is Windows XP.

Thanks again,
Mike

Thumb drive and home folder set to F drive


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Uwe Sieber
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Re: Thumb drive and home folder set to F drive
Posted: 07-03-2006, 10:32 AM
Mike M wrote:
>
> Unfortunately for me the techie that set up my network 4 years ago set the
> home folder in AD to a network drive mapped as F drive. The F drive now has
> redirection of My Documents, Application Data, Desktop folder etc. on it and
> can't be easily changed.
>
> Now for the problem, every time a user plugs in a thumb drive it takes the F
> drive letter and can't be seen in My Computer and yes I know how to change
> the drive letter to another one, but each time a user uses a different thumb
> drive the changing drive letter process has to be completed again.
>
> What I am looking for is a way to change the default drive letter that a
> removable disk uses and then roll out the solution to 150 users, preferably
> via a registry hack and a logon script (this part I can do).


No build in mechanism for that. Therefore I wrote the
USB drive letter manager:
http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbdlm_e.html


Uwe
Mike M
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Re: Thumb drive and home folder set to F drive
Posted: 07-04-2006, 01:10 AM


Dear Uwe,

Thank you for your assistence, this worked perfectly. I will be discussing
the purchasing of a site license of your program with my managers shortly.

Thank you again.
Mike

 
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