Map a Secure SharePoint 2010/IIS Network Drive over SSL and WebDAV in Windows 7

Once, after viewing a SharePoint 2010 document library in Windows Explorer, I ran a net use and saw that Windows 7 had stored the credentials of my SSL-secured SharePoint intranet server. It took a bit of fiddling, but I eventually found you can, in fact, map a secure network drive using the command line:

net use W: \\[email protected]\DavWWWRoot\SiteCollectionName\SiteName /user:domain\username *

If your Site Collection is at the root of the server, you can just use \\[email protected]\DavWWWRoot. If you’re not a fan of the command line, using the Windows GUI is also an option, as demonstrated here. Each of these methods requires a trusted certificate. I’m betting you can use self-signed cert if you just trust yourself as a root.

Chrissy is a Cloud and Datacenter Management & Data Platform MVP who has worked in IT for over 20 years. She is the creator of the popular SQL PowerShell module dbatools, and holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, Linux, SharePoint and network security. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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2 comments on “Map a Secure SharePoint 2010/IIS Network Drive over SSL and WebDAV in Windows 7
  1. Tanveer says:

    I use 'net use' at work so very often, never knew it could do such stuff too..:) nice!

  2. Dane says:

    Thanks for this command prompt line. I will test this out with my existing firewall so I can see if this allows document scanning software interface on real time via sharepoint active use.

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