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NetUseAdd (netapi32)

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C# Signature:

using BOOL = System.Boolean;
using DWORD = System.UInt32;
using LPWSTR = System.String;
using NET_API_STATUS = System.UInt32;

[DllImport("NetApi32.dll", SetLastError = true, CharSet = CharSet.Unicode)]
internal static extern NET_API_STATUS NetUseAdd(
     LPWSTR UncServerName,
     DWORD Level,
     ref USE_INFO_2 Buf,
     out DWORD ParmError);

User-Defined Types:

[StructLayout(LayoutKind.Sequential, CharSet = CharSet.Unicode)]
internal struct USE_INFO_2
     internal LPWSTR ui2_local;
     internal LPWSTR ui2_remote;
     internal LPWSTR ui2_password;
     internal DWORD ui2_status;
     internal DWORD ui2_asg_type;
     internal DWORD ui2_refcount;
     internal DWORD ui2_usecount;
     internal LPWSTR ui2_username;
     internal LPWSTR ui2_domainname;


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Sample Code:

USE_INFO_2 useInfo = new USE_INFO_2();
useInfo.ui2_local = "E:";
useInfo.ui2_remote = @"\\machine\share";
useInfo.ui2_password = "password";
useInfo.ui2_asg_type = 0;    //disk drive
useInfo.ui2_usecount = 1;
useInfo.ui2_username = "user";
useInfo.ui2_domainname = "domain";

uint paramErrorIndex;
uint returnCode = NetUseAdd(null, 2, ref useInfo, out paramErrorIndex);
if (returnCode != 0)
      throw new Win32Exception((int)returnCode);

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NetUseAdd on MSDN

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