Mapping Network Drives (Part 2)
Beginning with PowerShell 3.0, you can use New-PSDrive to map network drives. They will be visible in File Explorer as well. Here is some sample code:
#requires -Version 3
New-PSDrive -Name N -PSProvider FileSystem -Root '\\dc-01\somefolder' -Persist
Test-Path -Path N:\
Get-PSDrive -Name N
Remove-PSDrive -Name N -Force
If you’d like to provide logon credentials, add the –Credential parameter to New-PSDrive, and submit a username in the format domain\username. The password will be securely prompted.
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