Steps to Map a Network Drive in Windows Server

By | November 27, 2014

Usually mapping the network drives in the Windows Servers 2003, Windows 2008 Server and Windows 2012 Server is very easy process. There are different requirements from the Users to map the network drives depends on the company.

In Windows 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Server the drive mapping process is almost same. Let me explain here how to map the drive from command line:

Go to Command Prompt (if it is 2008 or 2012 server, should go Run as Admin – elevated access)

net use z: \\servername\share /user:username password

There are other options to map the network drives (could be DFS shares or other server drives) using Group Policy or Login Startup scripts or Registry entry.

In the above discussed how to map the network drive from Command Prompt, now will discuss how to map drive from Windows Explorer / MyComputer:

As shown in the below picture, go to ‘My Computer’ and click on the ‘Map Network Drive’

DFS-networkmappEven the mapping of DFS namespace can be automated using Logon/Logoff and Startup/Shutdown scripts that can be created and applied to all domain users and/or computers through group policies.

There you it would ask to choose the drive letter that you want to assign to the remote shared drive and folder path.

Select the ‘Reconnect at logon’ would help when ever the server get rebooted with the login credentials the drive will get connected automatically without manual intervention.

DFSdrivemapping2In this, there is risk involved, let me explain more here:

  • The mapped which are added to the particular server, who ever logs on can access the network share. In this case, if that shared drive has critical and confidential data. Hence the security permissions take a vital role in this case.
  • Make sure the Security Admini team closely work on this kind of activity and provide only restricted access to those shared drives.

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