Mapping network drives in Windows 7

How to add the mapped drives required for SIMS & FMS to an admin workstation and/or fileserver.

 

  1. Left click on “Start”
  2. Select Computer in “Start menu”
  3. Left click on Map network drive… (menu item)
  4. Select a drive letter – F
  5. Enter, or browse to the relevant Share. i.e. “\\Server\Whole”
  6. User left click on “Finish”
  7. A window will open showing the shared folder – verify it contains what you want it to and close it.
  8. Left click on Map network drive… (menu item)
  9. Select a drive letter – G
  10. Enter, or browse to the relevant Share. i.e. “\\Server\Public”
  11. User left click on “Finish”
  12. A window will open showing the shared folder – verify it contains what you want it to and close it.

If you experience problems with losing connections to mapped F: and G: drives you may need to amend the following 2 registry keys on the main admin workstaion / filserver (WSFS). These changes force Windows to allocate additional resources for filesharing.

Set the following registry key to have a value of 1

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\LargeSystemCache

Set the fllowing registry key to have a value of 3

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters\Size

Once the changes have been made to the registry you will need to reboot the WSFS. 

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