mapped drive vs physical drive


  • was wondering what happens on Server08r2 if a user logs in with mapped drive (let's say M: for his home folder) that is being used one a server as SQL DB drive.

    Will Mapped drive win the conflict and DB drive will get overwritten with mapped home folder drive?

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 10:03 PM


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  • The local driver win. On such server you can block the usermap GPO from being applied. (with filter or the loopback processing)

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    Thursday, August 22, 2013 1:24 AM
  • I found this policy "Remove "Map Network Drive" and "Disconnect Network Drive"

    However based on the description is seems like it will remove the option to map or disconnect. It doesn't actually disconnect or prevent mapping. Am I correct?

    Would "'Prevent access to drives from My Computer' work?
    • Edited by Toolshed Thursday, August 22, 2013 12:17 PM
    Thursday, August 22, 2013 12:10 PM
  • Hi,

    Based on your description, I understand you create a SQL Server Database on a network shared drive, and then mapped this share folder to a client. You can set correct permissions for Shared Folders to prevent the conflict. In this case, you may set the read only permission for users in the share folder. If I misunderstood, please hesitate to tell me.

    How to set permissions for Shared Folders, you can use the Windows interface and a command line. Detailed operation and permissions, please refer to the following article.

    Set Permissions for Shared Folders

    Planning Access to Shared Folders

    Hope this helps.

    Best regards,

    Justin Gu

    Friday, August 23, 2013 11:08 AM
  • Hello,

    Try this.

    New drive or mapped network drive not available in Windows Explorer

    Devaraj G | Technical solution architect

    Friday, August 23, 2013 4:27 PM