Map a Network Drive: How to mount a Network Drive

Mounting Network Drive

A mapped drive serves as a shortcut to a distinct drive on another device, granting access to shared resources within 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

Initially, share the folder or file with domain users, either Authenticated Users or chosen Organization Unit (OU) members, assigning necessary permissions. File-sharing happens locally or over the network. This empowers all authenticated users to access resources. Various methods exist to provide organization users access to drives.

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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