Map network drive command line

by admin on November 18, 2010

We can map a network drive from windows command line using the command net use. Syntax is given below.

net use z: \\remotepc\sharename

The above command maps the drive letter Z: to the network share \\remotepc\sharename. If the logged in user has credentials to access
this network share, the above command completes successfully without asking for username or password. Otherwise it will prompt for user name
and password and user has to credentials with which the share can be accessed. Upon providing this information, the share will be mapped to the drive Z:

We can also use * instead of Z:. This will automatically pick up the unused drive letter starting from Z:

You can alsp specify username and password in net use command. See examples below.

net use * \\remotepc\share /u:domainname\username password

If you don’t want to type the password in plain text in the windows command line you can specify just the user name. Net use will prompt you for the password.

net use * \\remotepc\share /u:domainname\username

You can use Net use command to map webdav shares also.

Map system drive (C:)  of remote computer

If you have administrator access to the remote computer then you can map the system drive or any other drive of the remote computer with the below command.

net use \\remotepc\C$ /u:username password

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mina November 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm

i have a problem with this command.when i use this command it does not show me the mapped drive in my computer window.what should i do to monitor the mapped drive?
thank you


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