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Maximum number of mapped drives?

By SonicClang ·
Is the theoretical max number of drives 22? e-z. Or can you go higher than Z? It's a simple question but I cannot find an answer to it anywhere.

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by SonicClang In reply to Maximum number of mapped ...

Also, using a login script, is there a way to have Windows use the next available letters depending on what the person has on their computer? For instance, if someone in the Accounting department has access to the HR folder, Sales & Marketing folder, and Inventory folder, can windows, or a login script, make each one of those the next availalbe letters?

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by softcorp.us In reply to Maximum number of mapped ...

Hello...

You can only map network shares to drive letters A-Z. You cannot go beyond Z. So, the maximum number is 26 letters minus the number of local drives you have.

However, you don't need to use drive letters. You can use UNC (Uniform Naming Convention) names to access network shares. Example: \\SERVERNAME\SHARENAME

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by BFilmFan In reply to Maximum number of mapped ...

If you are mapping drives in that method, then you are limited to 22.

You can exceed that limit if you correctly use DFS.

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by howie.erickson In reply to Maximum number of mapped ...

As far as your question about next available drive letter, yes this is possible. The command looks like this.

Net use * \\server\share

Hope this helps
Howie Erickson

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