Re: mapping a network drive with RDP
It can, but not like you're expecting.
If you want to map a drive, you simply issue a command in command prompt.
net use x: \\servername\share /user:username@domainname /persistent:yes
When you log into your laptop, and you're NOT on the VPN, you'll get errors that the drive cannot be mapped.
If you connect to the VPN and attempt to access the drive, you'll have to provide a password.
Since your personal laptop is not part of the company domain, you have to specify that in the request. (e.g. \\server.company.com\share)
If you're mapping to your work PC, then you have to know the hostname (run CMD and type "hostname" (without quotes))
So, if I were to map my work PC I would do some similar to:
net use y: \\amd3030yrc.company.local\c$\sharedfolder /user:email@example.com /persistent:yes
Where Y is the drive I want it to be on my home computer.
The target folder on your work PC has to be shared.
You'll get annoying popups when you're not on VPN
Windows may disconnect the drive depending on a few things
Just create a new shortcut on your desktop, or where ever you want to access it from and in the "Location" field, just enter the location of the shared folder:
Then when you click on it, you just have to supply username/password and there it is.
Humans are the only creatures that won't live up to the their potential. Give everything your all. When you die, die on E.
So I ask you, what do you intend to do now?