Tips and Tricks for working with Windows PE 2.1

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Map a network drive

I have been getting quite a few questions about networking in WinPE and how to map a network drive correctly. There are many different components to this whether that is automatically or manually. The quickest way to do it via command prompt is with the following command format... net use O: \\%servername%\%sharename% /user:%user% %password% Or net use Z:\\HAL2008\machineimages /user:Admin1 YMYF Remember when doing this that you should never setup a network drive to map the drive letter "X:" because WinPE uses this drive as the default drive letter for the operating system much as regular windows uses the default of C:\.