how to understand a drive is a network drive or not remotely (W2008)?

Posted on 2014-02-27
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How to understand a drive is a network drive or not remotely (W2008)?

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Spyder2010 earned 1000 total points
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If you are remoting in to a Win2008 computer, you can tell your drives apart by:

1.) Open 'Computer'
2.) Select the 'View' menu (if you don't see it, make the 'Computer' window active and hit the Alt key, that should show you all the menus in the top bar.
3.) Make sure that in the View menu, the view is set to 'Tiles'

This will list all drives, and sort them into 'Hard Disk Drives'(local drives), 'Devices with Removable Storage'(USB drives, external drives, CD/DVD-ROMs), and 'Network Location'(network drives).

Anything listed under the 'Network Location' category is a mapped network drive.
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epichero22 earned 1000 total points
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Are you asking if a drive is local or mapped?  That's fairly straight-forward:

Click Start -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management

From there, you'll see an entry to "Disk Management" on the left.  Click on that and it will show you what physical drives the computer has.
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or is the author asking how to recognise drive types in scripts or programs via windows APIs?
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Frankly speaking it is hard to understand from the question what exact answer you are looking for. Can you please shed some light on it?

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