Map network drive from Office365 Share point library - windows server 2012

Posted on 2014-08-06
Last Modified: 2014-08-06

On windows server2012 when i log on to office 365 on IE in the sites section and public site The "open in explorer" button doesn't work.  Also if I get the path to the shared data from another computer: Documents

I can't map a drive on the 2012 server to that location. It fails immediately.

I've done this once on a 2008 server.  Can anyone recommend how to allow this?

Thanks and best regards,

Question by:skykuhl
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    by:Joshua Grantom
    when you map the drive it should be

    \\\Shared Documents

    it should ask for credentials
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    by:Joshua Grantom

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    thank you.  I don't think so. That isn't how I have ever done it before.  And that isn't the way I have done it on any of the win 7 or win 8 clients in the office.
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    Check this article, and the remark about server 2012:

    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you. It is funny because I looked at this article earlier today.  But I overlooked the part about installing the "Desktop Experience" feature, which is what made all the difference.  I also installed the hotfix which made it work properly.

    Thank you very much for your help.  Greatly Appreciated.


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