Category: Win32 Stuff
Author/Contact Info Andrew Crawford <>
Description: It's very easy to map a drive or a printer on your Windows workstation from Perl. This makes it very practical to write login scripts in Perl. I have not been able to find a pure-Perl method to check for the success of these operations. They always return success and no error variables are set.
use Win32::OLE;
my $workstation=Win32::OLE->CreateObject("WScript.Network");

# Add a printer
my $printerpath='\\\\server\\printername';

# Make it the default

# Map a network drive
my $drivepath='\\\\server\\sharename';