The right way to to map network drives in Windows Server 2012/2016?

Chris 21 Reputation points


I like to connect to shares as mapped drives between my servers. However, whenever I reboot my servers, the mapped drives are gone. I am clicking the "Reconnect at sign-in" checkbox but it does not seem to do anything.

I'm sure I'm just doing it wrong because there are mapped drives that stay connected after reboot that were configured before I worked here. Does not seem like there's a GPO for the servers though.

To be clear, this is the servers themselves. For example, on Server 1, I like to have Server 2's shares mapped as as a drive.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.4K Reputation points MVP

    After mapping the drives, from an elevated cmd.exe
    net use /persistent:yes

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