Avoiding problems when mapping drives

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 3 April 2013 / Last Updated on 3 April 2013]

A tip on how to avoid problems when creating mapped drives on Windows computers.

To avoid the possibility of mapping a drive using a drive letter that the system has reserved for other uses when creating the mapped drive from the command line, using a wildcard like this:

net use * \\server\share

Mitch Tulloch is an eight-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization.  For more information see http://www.mtit.com

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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