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M.Eisenstadt
2003-12-29, 16:05
Tom & Peter: many thanks!
Tom's comment (and Peter's similar one) to the effect
>I discovered that all drive mapping must be done BEFORE starting slimserver,
>otherwise it doesn't find the mapped disks.
is pretty much the key... !!!!!!!!
other issues (e.g. whether I use a logical mapped drive or direct \\server\folder naming convention) don't appear to make much difference, according to some quick but not-too-carefully-controlled tests I just undertook.
There are ADDITIONALLY some permissions issues as Peter rightly predicted.
SO, things appear to work most smoothly if I
1) log in as administrator on the Win2K box
2) start the server after the mappings

I'll also have a play with Tom's script sent subsequently (thanks).

Basically the realization that the Slimserver, in effect, starts up as a service TOO SOON is something I can now deal with... and will fix the permissions and other things separately, now that I know the basic setup is achievable.

Thanks again!
-Marc



-----Original Message-----
From: T [mailto:st2_ (AT) ticino (DOT) com]
Sent: Mon 29/12/2003 14:25
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Cc:
Subject: Re: [slim] Shortcut link to second drive not browseable



> I have exactly the same problem.
> SlimServer sees my music directories on mapped network drives as empty.
> Anyone got another work around... (a I am not a programmer)?

Assuming that you have disks mapped at M..R, and that in the root of each is
a file called id.txt (which can be empty), run the following as a batch
program:

<---- start ----->
:xm

if not exist m:\id.txt goto xm

if not exist n:\id.txt goto xm

if not exist o:\id.txt goto xm

if not exist p:\id.txt goto xm

if not exist q:\id.txt goto xm

if not exist r:\id.txt goto xm

start c:\progra~1\slimserver\slimserver.exe

<---- end ---->



Tom


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Bowyer [mailto:peter (AT) bowyer (DOT) org]
Sent: Mon 29/12/2003 14:23
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Cc:
Subject: Re: [slim] Shortcut link to second drive not browseable

Drive mappings only work for the logged-on interactive user - not for
services. So the slimserver sees the shortcut but can't follow it.

Try dropping a shortcut to \\servername\sharename instead.

(Then you might run up against permissions issues - but try the simple case
first)

Peter

----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon Turner" <simon (AT) brighton (DOT) co.uk>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 2:07 PM
Subject: RE: [slim] Shortcut link to second drive not browseable

> I have exactly the same problem.
> SlimServer sees my music directories on mapped network drives as empty.
> Anyone got another work around... (a I am not a programmer)?
>
> Simon
> Brighton UK
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of T
> Sent: 29 December 2003 13:39
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: Re: [slim] Shortcut link to second drive not browseable
>
>
> > On my home network I've got a more reasonable-sized Pentium-IV-powered
> Windows XP configuration with decent hard disk capacity, and a music
folder
> that shows up just fine on a mapped network drive (the 'L:' drive in this
> case.) Now, the problem:
> >
> > a) My main music folder is here: C:\my\music\ (this is what SliMP3
knows
> about, and it works fine)
> > b) Tons of 'extra music' on the XP box is here: L:\MoreMusic\
> > c) If I make a shortcut to L:\MoreMusic and drop it somewhere within the
> C:\my\music folder, the name appears OK on the SliMP3, but I can't 'drill
> down' into it: I just get the word 'empty' on the display.
>
> I discovered that all drive mapping must be done BEFORE starting
slimserver,
> otherwise it doesn't find the mapped disks. If I start slimserver as a
> service, it never finds any files on the mapped disks, so I wrote a Delphi
> program that first ensures that all mapped disks are found before starting
> slimserver. (even local disks are mapped in my system, as that way
playlist
> made on one computer will work on any other on the network).
>
> Tom