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

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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