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JSI Tip 3488. NTconnect freeware provides many Novell Netware login script capabilities.

" NTconnect's primary purpose is to provide many of the same capabilities of a Novell Netware login script under NT. As a secondary objective, NTconnect also provides some unique command-line support in areas that currently do not have command-line options under Windows NT.

NTconnect currently supports the following commands, either directly from the command-line or via a script file:

        connection to network drives (shared resources)
	connection to network printers
	removing network drive connections
	removing printer connections
	registry entry modifications
	program execution
	conditional command execution based on user/group membership
All commands can be put into a "script" file, and can be executed for all users, specific users, or by specified user group. NTconnect can be run from the command line, from Program Manager, or via the "Login Script" option setting available in User Manager under Windows NT.

Since Windows NT does not have a very extensive command-line language, NTconnect incorporates it's own batch "language". NTconnect can be used to directly execute a single command from a command line parameter, using the syntax:

NTconnect command

"command" can be any valid command as documented in the Command Summary.

To execute a series of commands from within a script file, execute NTconnect using the following syntax:

	NTconnect script scriptfilename
You may provide a path to your script file, if desired.

Any text editor can be used to create NTconnect script files, and any desired formatting (blank lines, spaces, or tabs) within the script file. NTconnect is NOT case-sensitive, so any combination of upper/lower case letters can be used. However, passwords (if entered in a script or on the command line) must be entered in the correct upper/lower case.

Command qualifiers are preceded by the "/" character. Qualifiers can be entered in any order for a command, however, one or more spaces must separate each qualifier."

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