Map Network Drive to Non Domain Joined Computer

Prabin Bhusal 6 Reputation points


I have a storage account in Azure which is domain joined. I can map that folder in domain joined computer but when I try to join into non domain joined computer. It ask for the Username and Password. I provide the admin credentials but it cannot be connected.

Is it possible to map domain joined storage account into non domain joined computer ?

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Azure Files
An Azure service that offers file shares in the cloud.
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  1. T. Kujala 8,706 Reputation points
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  2. Sumarigo-MSFT 44,081 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Prabin Bhusal Welcome to Microsoft Q&A Forum, Thank you for posting your query here!

    Do you get any error message or error code, If so can you share the screenshot of the error?

    This articles provide some insights on your query Mapping a Network Drive to an Azure File Share Using Domain Credentials

    You can enable the feature on a new or existing on-premises AD DS environment. Identities used for access must be synced to Azure AD. The Azure AD tenant and the file share that you are accessing must be associated with the same subscription.

    Domain-join an on-premises machine or an Azure VM to on-premises AD DS. For information about how to domain-join, refer to Join a Computer to a Domain.

    If your machine is not domain joined to an AD DS, you may still be able to leverage AD credentials for authentication if your machine has line of sight of the AD domain controller.

    Make sure you have completed the prerequisites:

    Enable Azure Active Directory Domain Services authentication on Azure Files

    Hope this helps!

    Kindly let us know if the above helps or you need further assistance on this issue.


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  3. jeevan lal 1 Reputation point

    Hi HI Sumario,

    azure file sync work fine for one prem access , when user work from home they dont have line of sight to on prem AD ,is there any work around to connect azure file shares directly

    from internet ? when we connect VPN systems have line of sight to on prem AD ,our requirements is without connecting VPN user azure file share serverless option ,i mean to say

    directly access files from internet to azure file share with authentication .


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  4. Ramón Martínez 0 Reputation points

    you need to add device with cmd , net use X: <your shared device> /persistent:yes /savecred . Nex to this ask to you for credentials.

    This will make dont ask for credentials again, and you can conect even out of domain if your network can reach device