Wednesday, March 28, 2018

How to create a unlabeled ghost drive share in Windows 10+

Firstly, you have to have access to a VM or LINUX machine to create a share in Samba (I was using Samba 4.2.6 for reference running on Centos 7 Hyper-V VM).  The addressable UNC share in the following format \\severname\sharename for Windows. 

The trick and bug in Windows Explorer is the share is on the upper boundary length of 255 characters for \\severname\sharename name

This example share has a length of 254 characters.


So with that you can map the drive from cmd line using "NET USE" cmd below and use Map Network Drive in Windows Explorer to map drive J: to above path.

net use J:  \\aaabbbcccdddeeefff\xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

So the results is the ghost drive mapping share
Note: H:\ is longer than BIOS Servername limit of 15 characters and works.

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