how to map a network driver in windows xp or windows server 2003 network

There are several ways that you can map a network drive in Windows XP. In this instruction, we will look two common methods used to map a network drive.

Method number 1
1. Click Start -> My Computer -> My Network Places.

2. Browse down and select the folder to map.

3. Right click the folder and click on Map Network Drive.

4. In the new map network drive window, choose an available drive letter from the dropdown list.

5. Leave “Reconnect at logon” option selected.

6. Click finish.

Method number 2

1. Click Start and right click My Computer.

2. Click on Map Network Drive.

3. In the new map network drive window, choose an available drive letter from the dropdown list.

4. Click on the Browse button and select a folder to map.

5. Leave “Reconnect at logon” option selected.

6. Click finish.

Method 3 – Using Net Use Command to map a network drive.

1. Click Start -> Run. Type CMD and click ok. This opens up command prompt.

2. Type; net use z: \\servername\sharedfoldertomap /persist: yes. Z: is the driver letter and point to correct shared folder. (General syntax; net use driverletter: \\servername\\sharedfoldertomap). /persist will enable reconnect on logon option so the drive is permanent mapped.

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