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Thread: Assign Drive Letter from Commandline

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    Default Assign Drive Letter from Commandline

    Hey!
    Damon Tools selects F: as it's virtual drive by default on install (first free drive letter);
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    but the problem is that F: is later mapped as a network volume (can't change that, too many programs depending on it).

    Thereforce it would be nice if I could assign a new drive letter for the virtual cdrom via commandline before it maps the network drives, or optionally have a registry entry and/or .ini file. (so that non-admins can have their drive letters change as well, haven't tried that yet...)

    mfg,
    crubb

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    From your download pages..

    "DAEMON Tools drive letter changer is a small tool to change the drive letters of the D-Tools virtual STEALTH DVDROM devices. Please mail the author if you have problems or suggestions regarding this program.
    Visit NARS' homepage."

    I don't have a windows machine here, but the README states that this works in Windows 9x/ME only (we're running Windows NT 4 Workstation). So I suppose it's a GUI, which wouldn't help much. Can anyone verify that ?

    mfg,
    crubb

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    I'd like to see an option during the Install on selecting the Drive Letter.

    I always use the the last letters of the alphabet as my CDRom/Virtual Drives.. but whenever installing a new version of Daemon-Tools it always goes back to the first drive letter available which is annoying.

    Either keep the current config.. or allow the user to select the letter during install.

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    The latest version takes the next FREE letter! You'd know if you read the news on our main page!

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    Well yes, I did read that, the only problem ist at the point of the (proposed automated) installation, Drive F: is not mapped just yet.

    (I'll be installing it using a Windows NT Service, i.e. it'll be installed before a user logs on, i.e. drive F: appears free. And for automated Installation an option where you can choose the drive letter is no good, at least c:\daemon.msi /q REBOOT=Supress won't work anymore (i suppose) :))

    isn't there a way of easily implenting daemon.exe -letter 0,G: ? I mean you already have it in your GUI, I suppose you might just need to call some specific function ? :)

    mfg,
    crubb

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    Installation cannot be performed before user logon - it executes under admin account only.

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    Same for changing drive letter! Anyway - where's the problem to manually assign a drive letter after installation. After next reboot all problems are solved. Not a big deal IMO!

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    Sure, changing the drive letter is easy.

    However.. using the previous configuration is even easier!

    Simplicity is always a nice feature in software.. IMO.

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    If possible.....and also simple to implement :roll:

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    Well trust me, I have worked out a way to do that installation, I can post a (german) document about that if you'd like me to. It involves KIX (a script interpreter well suited for login scripts);
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    AppToService (to run the installation with service privileges);
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    a couple of scripts and kixcrypt.exe :)

    I need to do everything automatic, as there are way more clients around than I want to walk up to. Leaving the user to that task is no option, our users are way dumber than average. So i could change the drive letter via that service installer thingy as well - easily, if there's a command line switch)

    What I hope to later do is provide the user with a batch on his desktop which first mounts an image on a server (I'm sure you noticed the Linux cd server article in a recent c't);
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    and then runs the appropriate program (klicktel or whatever, which might just need a modified autorun.inf).

    mfg,
    crubb

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