5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 7, 2013 3:31 PM by bshopp

# Monitoring Mapped Drives

Is there a simple way to create a monitor to check for the existance of a mapped drive?

• ###### Re: Monitoring Mapped Drives

Hi,

You can use an external process monitor that will query the Win32_LogicalDisk WMI Class and return a down status if your specific mapped drives is not connected or if no mapped drives are connected.

This can be done by using a vbs script and making it return a specific value. If the value returned is different than the value expected the monitor will be down.

I attached a script example to the post which returns the value 0 if no mapped drives exist on the remote host, and return 1 in all the other cases.

Here is tutorial to create an External Process Monitor: http://support.ipmonitor.com/helps/cb313818bd644970980dbaf061ff6c96.aspx

I set the monitor here with the followin parameters:

Executable Name: cscript.exe

Directory: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32

Command Line Parameter: C:\path\to\the\script\script.vbs ComputerName

Startup Directory: C:\

I recommend you to test the script manually before configuring it in ipMonitor.

HTH,

Yann

• ###### Re: Monitoring Mapped Drives

Thanks, I've made some progress, but still having some issues.

The script is in place and working. If I execute the VBS locally on the server, it works fine. However, when I set u the monitor in IPMonitor, the monitor fails for the following reason.

The Credential is not available for external process impersonation

I'm using the same admin account that I use for all other monitors and I have even changed it to my own credentials and I still get a failure.

• ###### Re: Monitoring Mapped Drives

I am not sure if it will work but you might try to modify the below line from:

Set oSvc = GetObject("winmgmts:" & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate,(Security)}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")To:Set oSvc = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")Let me know if this helps.Thanks,Yann
• ###### Re: Monitoring Mapped Drives

Is there a way I can monitor disk space for the Mounted Volume?  I recently ran out of disk space on a mounted volume and had no way of knowing.

When I click on the Resources for the monitored Windows Server I can only see drive letters and not mounted volumes.

• ###### Re: Monitoring Mapped Drives

Not in the current version.  SAM, our other Server & Application Monitoring product is adding this in the release they are working on.  We have this for ipMonitor as an open enhancement request, but no timeline I can offer up.  If you had a generic WMI monitor that would allow you to put together your own monitor via a WMI query, would that work in the  meantime till we did out of the box support?