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Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName

Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName

Environment:
Win XP
VAX / VMS6.0 (Using DECNET, not TCP/IP)
PW Server 5.0
PW Client 7.2

This is how I map a drive in XP to a VAX share. 1. Tools ... Map Network drive ...
2. Enter the share letter and name (p: = \\VAXServer\Dom)
3. Click on "Connect with a different username"

At this point I find I am restricted in the names that I can use. For example, if I use the VAX name/pwd for DOM, I can't get through. If I use the VAX name/pwd for TONY, it get's through.

Is there something I should be looking at in authorize that distinguishes Dom and TONY?

TIA
Dom
19 REPLIES

Re: Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName

I think I answered my own question. I was using the VMS password (the one I use when I login to VMS), and not the pathworks password (the one that is set in Admin / Path). For some of our accounts, these are not the same.

Here is a second question.

Can I set the username for \\VAXServer\Dom and a different username for \\VAXServer\Tony, or do they have to be the same just because they are both on the VAXServer?

Dom
Bojan Nemec
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName

Dom,

I think that you can not have two different usernames to the same machine. This is a Windows restriction not a VMS one.

Bojan
Robert Atkinson
Respected Contributor

Re: Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName

You can use two different usernames (or as many as you want, for that matter).

Each username can be given permission to access specific shares.

Of course, you would have to supply the username/password for any connections you make that are not your current username and password.

Rob.
Bojan Nemec
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName

Rob,

I try to map two different shares from an XP machine to another. When connecting the second share with a different username I receive the following error:

The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error has occured:

Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed. Disconnect all previous connections to the server or shared resource and try again..

Bojan
Antoniov.
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName


Can I set the username for \\VAXServer\Dom and a different username for \\VAXServer\Tony, or do they have to be the same just because they are both on the VAXServer?

Yes, you can.
You can create the 1.st mapped drive (e.g. p:) to \\VAXServer\Dom with username "Dom" and the 2.nd mapped drive (e.g. q:) to \\AVXServer\Tony with user "Tony".
Look at username is linked to mapped drive of win xp, not to shared directory on VAX. Both username, "Dom" and "Tony" must exist on pathwork database.
If you have another PC you must repeat all operation to mapping drive.

H.T.H.
Antonio Vigliotti
Antonio Maria Vigliotti

Re: Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName

My experiences are the same as Bojan's -- and I get the same error messages.

Can someone who is able to map 2 different names walk me through the actual steps?

Dom
Antoniov.
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName

Hi Dom,
I guess you have server mode licensing model and you have only one license avaiable.
If I remember you can see license with
$ RUN SYS$MANAGER:PWRK$LR_SHOW_USAGE

Antonio Vigliotti
Antonio Maria Vigliotti
Antonio Gonzalez_4
Regular Advisor

Re: Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName

I'm having the same problem when I try to map a second share with different username. Can any of you give us an update oth this thread ??

I guess I'm plenty of licenses, but I'll check and post the output.

Pls. don't close the topic jet !!
regards
antonio

Re: Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName

Hi Antonio:

I believe the last word on the subject is this: You must use the same username / password for any connection on a server.

In my case, I want to map drive "p" to \\C_Server\Publicity, with username "Dom"; and I want to map drive "o" to \\C_Server\Ollie to username "Ollie". But I can't. Since both connections are to the server C_Server, I must use the same username, either Ollie or Dom.

Someone on this thread raised the possibility that the type of license is important -- A server based license or a Client based license. I have my doubts about that, but it doesn't matter in my case anyway.

Dom
Antonio Gonzalez_4
Regular Advisor

Re: Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName

Dom,
this puzzle me a lot !!

I'll drop a call to HP support asap. I can't believe what you observed.

I'll post any finding here.

Thanks a lot for your reply.
antonio
Antoniov.
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName

Dom,
AFAIK you can map drive "p" to \\C_Server\Publicity, with username "Dom"; and you can map drive "o" to \\C_Server\Ollie to username "Ollie";
this is possible just with win xp client or win 2k. It's no possible with win 9x.
To give username Dom and Ollie, both identifier must be present at domain level (ADMIN SHOW USER on domain controller). Obivously you must know both password.

Antonio Vigliotti

Antonio Maria Vigliotti
Doug Phillips
Trusted Contributor

Re: Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName

Dom,

I'm curious why you need to do this. I've always liked the fact that I can see which users are actually accessing a share.

If Dom and Tony need access to each others shares, then my first thought would be to create a group with them as members and give that group access to both shares.

Just wondering what situation you might have that I haven't thought of.

Re: Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName

Hi Doug:

That's probably the best answer. But frankly, the powers that be have decided to shut down the VAX, and I'm looking for a cheap quick answer.

Dom
Antonio Gonzalez_4
Regular Advisor

Re: Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName

I found the problem while trying to use the WNT Management Tools of Advance Server (\\Domain\alpha\pwutil share).
The manager is using his personal share AND needs access to pwutil as a Domain Administrator user to be able of see and change things (Users & Servers).
The point is: can you do it in Windows ?? then the user will ask for that in Advance Server and the explanation of the restriction should be very clear for the user.

cheers
antonio
Antonio Gonzalez_4
Regular Advisor

Re: Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName

In fact HP support confirm that Pathworks CAN'T let you connect two times to the same server using different users !!
This is a restriction that should be documented clearly in the manuals.

We found a problem using the PWUTIL share and the user daily shares. To use the administrative tools, you must be Administrator.

If I connect only to the user share is OK. If the user connects only to the PWUTIL share, OK.
But, if the user connecs to both shares (using the same user of course, because otherways you cant even connect) at the same time, then you can't access the second one at all (access permissions error).
Lets explain it better:

1- connect to user share A ..OK
2- test A read/write.. OK
3- connect to user PWUTIL with the same user ..OK
4- test PWUTIL (read/write) ... FAIL can't access
5- disconnect user share
6- test PWUTIL (read/write) ... OK

Similar problem doing it the reverse way.

The version is the last one, fron the CD of OVMS 7.3-2.

regards
antonio
Doug Phillips
Trusted Contributor

Re: Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName

>>
We found a problem using the PWUTIL share and the user daily shares. To use the administrative tools, you must be Administrator.
<<

IIRC, to use PWUTIL a user must be a member of the Administrators *group*. So, adding the user to the Administators group should work.

If you don't want USERname to have full administrator priv's, but just full access to PWUTIL, then specifically give USERname full priv's in that share.

If you have more than one user with this need, create a new group for them and give that group full priv's in the share.
Antonio Gonzalez_4
Regular Advisor

Re: Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName

The real problem isn't using the tools and the security setup to do it. Regardless this security setup, as soon as you connect the PWUTIL share, the other shares access security check always report FAIL when it should work as before the PWUTIL mapping.
I need to research this problem in detail; and I'll report any conclusion.

thanks
antonio
Doug Phillips
Trusted Contributor

Re: Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName

Dom,

Does the following do what you want?

$ admin
DOMAIN\\SERVER> logon
Username: Administrator
Password: (password)
...
DOMAIN\\SERVER>mod share dom/perm=(tony=full)
DOMAIN\\SERVER>mod share tony/perm=(dom=full)


Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating a mapped drive with a different UserName

Dom,

from your Forum Profile:


I have assigned points to 5 of 54 responses to my questions.


Maybe you can find some time to do some assigning?

Mind, I do NOT say you necessarily need to give lots of points. It is fully up to _YOU_ to decide how many. If you consider an answer is not deserving any points, you can also assign 0 ( = zero ) points, and then that answer will no longer be counted as unassigned.
Consider, that every poster took at least the trouble of posting for you!

To easily find your streams with unassigned points, click your own name somewhere.
This will bring up your profile.
Near the bottom of that page, under the caption â My Question(s)â you will find â questions or topics with unassigned points â Clicking that will give all, and only, your questions that still have unassigned postings.

Thanks on behalf of your Forum colleagues.

PS. â nothing personal in this. I try to post it to everyone with this kind of assignment ratio in this forum. If you have received a posting like this before â please do not take offence â none is intended!

Proost.

Have one on me.

Jan
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