OT: Mount network drives under XP

Admittedly I m really new to the Windows FS and I believe this could be
heavily OT but asking here since this place is haunted by FS experts. Is
there a tool to do the equivalent of the UNIX mount under Windows. Not Map,
thats not location transparent, mount.

I ve tried junction from sysinternals and mountvol but these dont seem to do
the trick for n/w drives.

thanks
banks

Have you looked into DFS (distributed filesystem)?

-Steve

On 5/27/06 8:58 PM, “bank kus” wrote:

> Admittedly I m really new to the Windows FS and I believe this could be
> heavily OT but asking here since this place is haunted by FS experts. Is
> there a tool to do the equivalent of the UNIX mount under Windows. Not Map,
> thats not location transparent, mount.
>
> I ve tried junction from sysinternals and mountvol but these dont seem to do
> the trick for n/w drives.
>
> thanks
> banks
>
>
>
> —
> Questions? First check the IFS FAQ at
> https://www.osronline.com/article.cfm?id=17
>
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Steve can you elaborate, I m aware of DFS as a concept yes, but is there a
DFS implementation under Windows? AFS is an old old concept but not sure if
something similar exists under XP.

banks

“Steve Dispensa” wrote in message
news:xxxxx@ntfsd…
> Have you looked into DFS (distributed filesystem)?
>
> -Steve
>
>
>
> On 5/27/06 8:58 PM, “bank kus” wrote:
>
>> Admittedly I m really new to the Windows FS and I believe this could be
>> heavily OT but asking here since this place is haunted by FS experts. Is
>> there a tool to do the equivalent of the UNIX mount under Windows. Not
>> Map,
>> thats not location transparent, mount.
>>
>> I ve tried junction from sysinternals and mountvol but these dont seem to
>> do
>> the trick for n/w drives.
>>
>> thanks
>> banks
>>
>>
>>
>> —
>> Questions? First check the IFS FAQ at
>> https://www.osronline.com/article.cfm?id=17
>>
>> You are currently subscribed to ntfsd as: xxxxx@positivenetworks.net
>> To unsubscribe send a blank email to xxxxx@lists.osr.com
>
>

Try this:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinfo/overview/dfs.mspx

On 5/27/06 9:42 PM, “bank kus” wrote:

> Steve can you elaborate, I m aware of DFS as a concept yes, but is there a
> DFS implementation under Windows? AFS is an old old concept but not sure if
> something similar exists under XP.
>
> banks
>
>
> “Steve Dispensa” wrote in message
> news:xxxxx@ntfsd…
>> Have you looked into DFS (distributed filesystem)?
>>
>> -Steve
>>
>>
>>
>> On 5/27/06 8:58 PM, “bank kus” wrote:
>>
>>> Admittedly I m really new to the Windows FS and I believe this could be
>>> heavily OT but asking here since this place is haunted by FS experts. Is
>>> there a tool to do the equivalent of the UNIX mount under Windows. Not
>>> Map,
>>> thats not location transparent, mount.
>>>
>>> I ve tried junction from sysinternals and mountvol but these dont seem to
>>> do
>>> the trick for n/w drives.
>>>
>>> thanks
>>> banks
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> —
>>> Questions? First check the IFS FAQ at
>>> https://www.osronline.com/article.cfm?id=17
>>>
>>> You are currently subscribed to ntfsd as: xxxxx@positivenetworks.net
>>> To unsubscribe send a blank email to xxxxx@lists.osr.com
>>
>>
>
>
>
> —
> Questions? First check the IFS FAQ at
> https://www.osronline.com/article.cfm?id=17
>
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Ahh good, looks like this works under Server2003 alone but dont mind
upgrading for this reason. Thanks
banks
“Steve Dispensa” wrote in message
news:xxxxx@ntfsd…
> Try this:
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinfo/overview/dfs.mspx
>
> On 5/27/06 9:42 PM, “bank kus” wrote:
>
>> Steve can you elaborate, I m aware of DFS as a concept yes, but is there
>> a
>> DFS implementation under Windows? AFS is an old old concept but not sure
>> if
>> something similar exists under XP.
>>
>> banks
>>
>>
>> “Steve Dispensa” wrote in message
>> news:xxxxx@ntfsd…
>>> Have you looked into DFS (distributed filesystem)?
>>>
>>> -Steve
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 5/27/06 8:58 PM, “bank kus” wrote:
>>>
>>>> Admittedly I m really new to the Windows FS and I believe this could be
>>>> heavily OT but asking here since this place is haunted by FS experts.
>>>> Is
>>>> there a tool to do the equivalent of the UNIX mount under Windows. Not
>>>> Map,
>>>> thats not location transparent, mount.
>>>>
>>>> I ve tried junction from sysinternals and mountvol but these dont seem
>>>> to
>>>> do
>>>> the trick for n/w drives.
>>>>
>>>> thanks
>>>> banks
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> —
>>>> Questions? First check the IFS FAQ at
>>>> https://www.osronline.com/article.cfm?id=17
>>>>
>>>> You are currently subscribed to ntfsd as: xxxxx@positivenetworks.net
>>>> To unsubscribe send a blank email to xxxxx@lists.osr.com
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> —
>> Questions? First check the IFS FAQ at
>> https://www.osronline.com/article.cfm?id=17
>>
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>
>

DFS has been supported since NT4 and Win95 (client). You shouldn’t need to
upgrade.

-Steve

On 5/27/06 9:54 PM, “bank kus” wrote:

> Ahh good, looks like this works under Server2003 alone but dont mind
> upgrading for this reason. Thanks
> banks
> “Steve Dispensa” wrote in message
> news:xxxxx@ntfsd…
>> Try this:
>>
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinfo/overview/dfs.mspx
>>
>> On 5/27/06 9:42 PM, “bank kus” wrote:
>>
>>> Steve can you elaborate, I m aware of DFS as a concept yes, but is there
>>> a
>>> DFS implementation under Windows? AFS is an old old concept but not sure
>>> if
>>> something similar exists under XP.
>>>
>>> banks
>>>
>>>
>>> “Steve Dispensa” wrote in message
>>> news:xxxxx@ntfsd…
>>>> Have you looked into DFS (distributed filesystem)?
>>>>
>>>> -Steve
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 5/27/06 8:58 PM, “bank kus” wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Admittedly I m really new to the Windows FS and I believe this could be
>>>>> heavily OT but asking here since this place is haunted by FS experts.
>>>>> Is
>>>>> there a tool to do the equivalent of the UNIX mount under Windows. Not
>>>>> Map,
>>>>> thats not location transparent, mount.
>>>>>
>>>>> I ve tried junction from sysinternals and mountvol but these dont seem
>>>>> to
>>>>> do
>>>>> the trick for n/w drives.
>>>>>
>>>>> thanks
>>>>> banks
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> —
>>>>> Questions? First check the IFS FAQ at
>>>>> https://www.osronline.com/article.cfm?id=17
>>>>>
>>>>> You are currently subscribed to ntfsd as: xxxxx@positivenetworks.net
>>>>> To unsubscribe send a blank email to xxxxx@lists.osr.com
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> —
>>> Questions? First check the IFS FAQ at
>>> https://www.osronline.com/article.cfm?id=17
>>>
>>> You are currently subscribed to ntfsd as: xxxxx@positivenetworks.net
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>>
>>
>
>
>
> —
> Questions? First check the IFS FAQ at
> https://www.osronline.com/article.cfm?id=17
>
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No. Windows has the embedded functionality similar to Linux’s “autofs”
(auto mount on path traversing), which a) cannot be swiched off b) no other
ways of mounting a volume in Windows.

Dismount in Windows does exist, but only useful in special cases (apps like
FORMAT or CHKDSK /F).

Also, revoking all drive letters and mount points from Disk Management
causes a dismount (the volume will be remounted though if somebody will access
it via \ \Volume{guid} name, and there are no ways of revoking this name
without writing filter drivers or removing the volume at low level).

All of this is about local disk FSs. Network drives in Windows use no
concept of “mount” at all. Fileserver connections are not treated as mounts and
are 100% another mechanism.

Maxim Shatskih, Windows DDK MVP
StorageCraft Corporation
xxxxx@storagecraft.com
http://www.storagecraft.com

----- Original Message -----
From: “bank kus”
Newsgroups: ntfsd
To: “Windows File Systems Devs Interest List”
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2006 5:58 AM
Subject: [ntfsd] OT: Mount network drives under XP

> Admittedly I m really new to the Windows FS and I believe this could be
> heavily OT but asking here since this place is haunted by FS experts. Is
> there a tool to do the equivalent of the UNIX mount under Windows. Not Map,
> thats not location transparent, mount.
>
> I ve tried junction from sysinternals and mountvol but these dont seem to do
> the trick for n/w drives.
>
> thanks
> banks
>
>
>
> —
> Questions? First check the IFS FAQ at
https://www.osronline.com/article.cfm?id=17
>
> You are currently subscribed to ntfsd as: xxxxx@storagecraft.com
> To unsubscribe send a blank email to xxxxx@lists.osr.com