Map Network Drive

by May 1, 2012

Sure you can use the command net use to map a network drive. But this would not check for existing mapped drives. Here's a small function that first checks to see that the URL you are mapping to does not yet exist, avoiding duplicate mapped drives:

function New-MapDrive {

    $present = @(Get-WmiObject Win32_Networkconnection | 
       Select-Object -ExpandProperty RemoteName)

    if ($present -contains $Path) {
        "Network connection to $Path is already present"
    } else {
        net use * $Path

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