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Windows 7: Possible to map network drive without attempting to mount at login?

18 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
Possible to map network drive without attempting to mount at login?

Basically I have my tablet mapped to Z: for quick access whenever it and my computer or on wifi. Problem is, i don't leave my tablet on, so on login my computer complains that it can't find the drive. but once I turn on my tablet I can just click on the drive and it connects and mounts no problem.

Is there any way to suppress that alert?


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18 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

When mapping the drive, did you tick the option "connect again at login"? I guess so.
A quick and dirty way might be not using that option at all, and map the drive manually each time you connect, possibly with a shortcut or bat file so it's easier.
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18 Apr 2013   #3

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

How about a batch file to map the tablet as a drive when you need it?

net use <drive letter><network path> /persistent:no

Substitute the desired drive letter for <drive letter> and the \\computername\sharename for <network path>
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18 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

how do i ad username and password to that command?
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19 Apr 2013   #5

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

Here's all the parameters from that command:

C:\>net use /?
The syntax of this command is:

[devicename | *] [\\computername\sharename[\volume] [password | *]]
        [/USER:[dotted domain name\]username]
        [/USER:[username@dotted domain name]
        [[/DELETE] | [/PERSISTENT:{YES | NO}]]

NET USE {devicename | *} [password | *] /HOME

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