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Map drives and printers from Perl

by thparkth (Beadle)
on Jun 01, 2008 at 02:56 UTC ( #689489=sourcecode: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
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';
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Re: Map drives and printers from Perl
by ikegami (Patriarch) on Jun 01, 2008 at 03:51 UTC

    my $printerpath="\\server\printername";
    should be
    my $printerpath="\\\\server\\printername";

    should be

    And it would be good if you showed how to check for success.

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