How to Use a Network Disk

To use a network disk as an input source, you will need to add it under the Local System account (NT Authority\System):

  • To add a network disk using psexec:
    1. Open the Command Prompt window and execute the following command: psexec -i -s -d cmd. This will open another Command Prompt window under the Local System account.
    2. In the new Command Prompt window, type net use z: \\servername\shareddisk /persistent:yes (where \\servername\shareddisk is the URL of the disk you want to use and z: is the desired drive letter) and press Enter. The disk you specified will be added under the drive letter z:, and you will be able to use it as an input source.
  • To add a network disk using the Windows Task Scheduler:
    1. Create a text file with the *.bat file extension, for instance mount.bat. Save the following text in this file: net use z: \\servername\sharedfolder /persistent:yes, where \\servername\sharedfolder is the URL of the disk you want to use and z: is the drive letter you want the disk to have.
    2. Start the Windows Task Scheduler, open in the Create Task dialog box, and type NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM in the When running the task, use the following user account field.
    3. Click the Actions tab, open the New Action dialog box, select Start a program from the Action drop-down list and specify the path to the mount.bat file in the Program/script box.
    4. On the Triggers tab of the Create Task dialog box, specify a condition for executing the task, such as a one-time start one minute from the current time. When the task is executed, the \\servername\sharedfolder disk will be added as disk z:, and you will be able to use it as an input source.

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