How Do I Map A Network Share On Windows (On the server running confluence)

Please follow this guide to make sure that the Confluence instance is able to access your network share.

Suppose the share lies on \\sharename\shared\ folder and it needs to be mapped to e.g. X:\ - if the folder is already mapped to X:\, then disconnect it by right clicking the drive and press Disconnect. Then complete the following steps:

  1. Download SysInternalsSuite and unzip it.

  2. Open a Command Prompt with administrator access: Press the Windows button on the keyboard, type cmd, right click cmd.exe (Command Prompt on Windows 8) and click Run as administrator.

  3. Browse to the folder unzipped in step 1.

  4. Type in “psexec -i -s cmd.exe” and press Enter. A new console window opens up.

  5. Type in “net use x: \\sharename\sharedfolder /persistent:yes” and press Enter. The drive will show up as disconnected, but it will still work if you browse it. And most importantly: the drive is available to Confluence.

Note: If you need to delete the mapping later, then you have to repeat the steps up to 4, and then execute the command “net use X: /delete”.