The WNetAddConnection function enables the calling application to connect a local device to a network resource. A successful connection is persistent, meaning that Windows automatically restores the connection during subsequent logon operations.
This function is provided for compatibility with earlier versions of Microsoft Windows. For new applications, use the WNetAddConnection2 function.
LPTSTR lpRemoteName, // pointer to network device name
LPTSTR lpPassword, // pointer to password
LPTSTR lpLocalName // pointer to local device name
Points to a null-terminated string that specifies the network resource to connect to.
Points to a null-terminated string that specifies the password to be used to make a connection. This parameter is usually the password associated with the current user.
If this parameter is NULL, the default password is used. If the string is empty, no password is used.
Points to a null-terminated string that specifies the name of a local device to be redirected, such as F: or LPT1. The case of the characters in the string is not important. If the string is NULL, a connection to the network resource is made without redirecting the local device.
If the function succeeds, the return value is NO_ERROR.
If the function fails, the return value is an error code. To get extended error information, callGetLastError. GetLastError may return one of the following error codes:
ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED Access is denied.
ERROR_ALREADY_ASSIGNED The device specified in the lpLocalName parameter is already connected.
ERROR_BAD_DEV_TYPE The device type and the resource type do not match.
ERROR_BAD_DEVICE The value specified in lpLocalName is invalid.
ERROR_BAD_NET_NAME The value specified in the lpRemoteName parameter is not valid or cannot be located.
ERROR_BAD_PROFILE The user profile is in an incorrect format.
ERROR_CANNOT_OPEN_PROFILE The system is unable to open the user profile to process persistent connections.
ERROR_DEVICE_ALREADY_REMEMBERED An entry for the device specified in lpLocalName is already in the user profile.
ERROR_EXTENDED_ERROR A network-specific error occurred. To get a description of the error, use the WNetGetLastError function.
ERROR_INVALID_PASSWORD The specified password is invalid.
ERROR_NO_NET_OR_BAD_PATH The operation cannot be performed because either a network component is not started or the specified name cannot be used.
ERROR_NO_NETWORK The network is not present.
The function returns error codes and sets the error code values returned byGetLastError.
Windows NT: Use version 3.1 or later.
Windows: Use Windows 95 or later.
Windows CE: Unsupported.
Header: Declared in winnetwk.h.
Import Library: Use mpr.lib.