How to map an network drive, from a Windows desktop to a Linux server.

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Wade John Beckett, Jan 11, 2024.

  1. Wade John Beckett

    Wade John Beckett Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Hi there,
    I trust you are well.

    I have an instance of ISPConfig 3 running on a server in a data center.
    I have 10 Windows users who need 'cloud' storage, and want to map to a network drive, to save company documents.

    What is the best way to handle this. Could one simply map to a location using SFTP, or would it be preferable to install something like Nextcloud into a domain space on the ISPConfig 3 server.
  2. ahrasis

    ahrasis Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Note sftp is actually ssh but yes it could work with right user-side software that supports it. SSH (sftp) and ftp / ftps are both built-in in ISPConfig web server.

    Nextcloud is a possibility but I use elFinder file manager as it is already available as part of ISPConfig tool, though they both browser based, no mapping to the OS.

    Note further that if you don't need access via web browser, you may not need to install server-side software like the above NextCloud or elFinder etc.
  3. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    My signature has link to Connect File Manager to Website tutorial. It shows how to make web server directory visible in Windows file explorer.
    ahrasis likes this.

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