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Mapping network drives in Windows usually involves shuffling through Explorer menus. There is another way that I consider to be neater: using the Windows command line ("DOS" to some). The basic command for creating a mapping goes like this:
net use w: \\yourserver.address
To ensure persistence of the mapping across different Windows sessions, use this:
net use w: \\yourserver.address /persistent:yes
Here’s how to set up a mapping that logs in as a different user:
net use w: \\yourserver.address password /user:you
The above can include domain information as well and in a number of different forms: domain\username is one.
To delete a mapping, try this:
net use w: /delete
List all existing mappings:
This is a flavour of what is available and Microsoft does provide documentation. Issuing the following command will bring some of that on the command line:
net help use
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