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).
Share Files or Folders over the Network
First, the folder or file has to be shared to the users in the domain (Authenticated Users or selected members of an Organization Unit (OU) with the respective permission assigned. File sharing can and this 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: 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 say conect 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: myserver.tech.techDarchive.sharename * /user:domainnetid
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