Windows 10: NET USE drives not showing up as mapped for network shares

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       02 Jan 2017 #1

    NET USE drives not showing up as mapped for network shares

    I have browsed the forums but the posts don't seem to exactly match my situation.
    Mapping a drive seems to (sometimes) be a two step process. I care somewhat about that but either need to reconcile the root cause or find a way to map from the command line.

    Having said that, I currently perform command line mapping like this:
    NET USE A: \\puterA\drive$ /persistent:YES
    and that works fine for Windows PCs on my subnet.

    However, when I perform a mapping of a drive off my router:
    NET USE R: \\\sharename /persistent:YES
    it does NOT show up as a mapped drive in Explorer.
    Note that I can use a command window to NET USE to enumerate drives, it shows up just fine:
    Status Local Remote Network
    OK R: \\\sharename Microsoft WIndows Network
    The command completed successfully
    From the command prompt, I can change to R:, CD in various directories, examine files, create files, etc.

    HOWEVER, to make the mapping visible to various Windows applications (e.g. Macrium) I have to browse to THIS PC; then Map network drive; then specify:
    and upon pressing Finish then the drive letter is mapped and all my windows programs recognize the drive.

    So, HOW DO I PERFORM THE 2nd MAP (that I perform in the Explorer) in the command line instead? Clearly the NET USE did not fully register the drive letter for all Windows 10 components. If there is some option related to the NET command that I need, please advise. Note: I already use /PERSISTENT:YES . I need to be able to automate the connection without requiring this manual intervention/duplication of effort.
    Last edited by SOHO1; 02 Jan 2017 at 06:47.
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