Keeping Windows 10 Workstation Drives Mapped

Windows 10 can be tricky when installing Dynamics on workstations. We have run into an annoying issue where the drive won’t stay mapped to a network. Whether you map the drive using the Net Use command or in File Explorer, as soon as you open File Explorer to verify, the drive is no longer showing as mapped.

Here’s the Fix

  1. Open the Windows Registry. Go to Start, and type “Regedit” in the search box.
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> System.
  3. On the right, you will see ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin, ConsentPromptBehaviorUser and other values. This means you are in the right place:
  4. Right-click anywhere in the white empty space, and click “New” and then “DWORD(32bit).” Name it “EnableLinkedConnections.” Double-click it and change the Value Data field to “1”:
  5. Last, reboot your computer and your mapped drives will now appear in File Explorer.

I hope this worked for you. If you’re still having problems, send us an email at and our network and Dynamics experts can help you out.

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