Map a Network Drive: How to mount a Network Drive

A mapped drive is a shortcut to the specific drive on a different device that enables you to access resources shared on a local network. Here are the steps required in creating a network drive via Group policy (GPO). You may want to see the following guide “Generation 2 VM deployment of Windows Server 2019, how to set up a Generation 2 VM via PXE boot, how to set up a Generation 1VM via PXE boot, and how to set up a VM via PXE boot on a Generation 2 VM, how to deploy images to computers or virtual machines using WDS, and Windows deployment cannot continue, the operating system is missing via MDT deployment“.

Share Files or Folders over the Network

First, the folder or file has to be shared with the users in the domain (Authenticated Users or selected members of an Organization Unit (OU) with the respective permission assigned. File-sharing can and can be done locally or over the network. This enables users all authenticated users to use your resources :)There are actually different ways to make a drive available to users in the organization.

In Windows Computer (device), This involves manually creating the network drive.
A: On the Start menu, click Computer.
– In the next window, click Map Network Drive or click on windows explorer, right-click on the computer, and select Map Network Drive

B: For Drive, you may select any available letter. In the Folder option, browse to the path, type or copy and paste the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) to the server e.g Imoiniteserver Document

Select connect at logon and also select the second tab which says connect using different credentials, and click on finish.

To map a drive using the command line, type the following commands entering your details below.

net use x: * /user:domainnetid

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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