How Do I Map a (SMB) Network Share On Windows (on the Confluence server)
Given an SMB file share available on your network as
\\sharename\shared\ that you wish to have mapped to the Confluence server as
X:\, perform the following steps:
Download the Microsoft SysInternalsSuite and unzip it
Open a Command Prompt with escalated administrative permissions
- Press the Windows Key on the keyboard (or click the Windows Start icon)
- Right click
cmd.exe(to open the Command Prompt)
- Click Run as administrator.
Navigate to the folder unzipped in step 1.
psexec -i -s cmd.exeand press Enter. A new console window opens up.
net use x: \\sharename\sharedfolder /persistent:yesand press Enter. The drive will show up as disconnected, but it will still work if you navigate to 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.