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Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016

To set up a mapped network drive for the installation on Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016 

  1. Open File Explorer and select This PC.
  2. Under the Computer tab, click the Map network drive button in the ribbon menu.
  3. Select the drive letter you want to use for the network folder and then click Browse.
  4. Navigate to the folder you want to map, select it and then click OK.
  5. Choose to reconnect to the folder every time you sign in so that it is always available and, if required, use a different user account to connect to the folder.
  6. Confirm your selection and click Finish.


Windows 7

To set up a mapped network drive for the installation on Windows 7:

  1. Open the Computer window by choosing Start > Computer.
  2. Click the Map Network Drive button on the toolbar to open the Map Network Drive dialog box.
  3. Select the drive letter you want to use for the network folder, then click Browse.
  4. Navigate to the folder you want to map, select it and then click OK.
  5. Choose to reconnect to the folder every time you sign in so that it is always available and, if required, use a different user account to connect to the folder.
  6. Confirm your selection and click Finish.


CMD:

Example: net use s: \\server\Apps /persistent:Yes

  • Where S: is the drive letter

  • Where \\Server\Apps is the full UNC path.

  • Where /persistent:YES keeps the mapped network drive after a restart.

Note: If a username / password is required, add as following to the command

    • /user:Xxx 12345
      • Where Xxx is the username
      • Where 12345 is Xxx's passwordFull Example:
    • net use s: \\server\Apps\ /user:Xxx 12345 /persistent:Yes

       

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