@T39, I think it's not possible as network drivers are not loaded yet.
@RunOnceEX, I have no problem to do that, but I'd like to do it at T12.
So far, when I use 'net use' at T12, computer says that workstation service is not loaded, while 'net start' says it is .
'ping' does ping my server, but that's the maximum I could squeeze out of the network at this time of the install .
What am I missing to make it run properly so I could download progs at this time?
To whom it may help to help me, the 'network' I'm talking about is so far one of the simplest implementation of this concept: Two XP home PCs linked by a crossed cable. Intel pro/100 adapters or so, no specific Network settings nor services loaded, drivers loaded correctly, Files 'server' getting its address by dhcp (and so the 'client' as it is the default setting for a newly installing windows).
Net Use does not work, even after waiting for the computer to get its address from dhcp.
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[Edit] found the solution just a few threads above thanks to forum member std73 bumping it up.
[Edit 2] It does work, but then I bumped into another error:
My usual NET USE command, working very fine in other situations would not work, NET issuing a 1312 system error:
NET USE Z: \\Dje\install /user:monica mmlmlm /persistent:nowhile using 'NET USE Z: \\Dje\install /user:monica' from a CMD prompt @T12 would just ask for the pwd and work perfectly .
Googling did not bring too much relevant things, except for a Win2K sp2 related KB article showing the same symptoms with a different error #.
Hopefully, the proposed solution worked too: Use a dummy Domain Name together with the user name
NET USE Z: \\Dje\install /user:whitehouse\monica mmlmlm /persistent:no
Testing was done with 2 XP home boxes. I'm not sure if this last problem exists also in XP pro.
[Edit 3] repaired the 'persistent' switch, thanks to Sonic (post #3)
This post has been edited by Djé: 07 May 2006 - 02:41 PM