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Hands-On Novell Open Enterprise Server for NetWare and Linux Chapter 9 Managing Desktop Environments with Novell Client
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Hands-On Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 Objectives After reading this chapter and completing the activities, you will be able to: Explain drive mapping in Windows and use the MAP command to establish drive mappings Describe the Distributed File System and set up DFS junctions to data directories Identify the types of login scripts and use them to map network drives, display messages, and run programs Install and use ZENworks for Desktops to help manage the user environment
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Hands-On Novell Open Enterprise Server 3 Network Drive Mappings Drive pointer Letter used to reference storage areas in the file system Local drive pointers Letters reserved to reference storage devices on a local computer By default, Windows reserves letters A: through E:
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Hands-On Novell Open Enterprise Server 4 Drive Mapping Concepts Network drive pointers Letters representing directory paths and volumes in the network file system Usually F: through Z: Regular drive pointer Assigned to a directory path Shows all directories and subdirectories leading to the storage area Usually assigned to directories containing data files
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Hands-On Novell Open Enterprise Server 5 Drive Mapping Concepts (continued)
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Hands-On Novell Open Enterprise Server 6 Drive Mapping Concepts (continued) Root drive pointer Used to make drive pointers appear to users or applications As though the directory path is at the beginning of a drive or volume Search drive pointer Usually assigned to network software directories Drive pointer added to the DOS path Specifies a sequence of locations In which DOS and NetWare shell look for program files
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Hands-On Novell Open Enterprise Server 7 Drive Mapping Concepts (continued)
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Hands-On Novell Open Enterprise Server 8 Drive Mapping Concepts (continued)
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Hands-On Novell Open Enterprise Server 9 Planning Drive Mappings Network administrator is responsible for establishing drive pointers Computers have an unlimited number of drive pointers available Plan a minimum set of standard drive pointers Typical drive pointers Drive pointer to the root of each volume Root drive pointer mapped to user’s home directory Root drive pointer mapped to user’s workgroup directory Application drive pointers
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Hands-On Novell Open Enterprise Server 10 Planning Drive Mappings (continued) Typical search drive pointers Search drive S1: to the SYS:Public directory Search drives S2: through S6: to DOS applications and utilities
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Hands-On Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 Planning Drive Mappings (continued)
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Hands-On Novell Open Enterprise Server 12 Establishing Drive Pointers Mapping drivers from Windows Network drive pointers are disconnected from their assigned paths When a user logs out Select the “Check to always map this drive letter
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