win_mapped_drive – Map network drives for users

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Allows you to modify mapped network drives for individual users.
  • Also support WebDAV endpoints in the UNC form.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
letter
string / required
The letter of the network path to map to.
This letter must not already be in use with Windows.
password
string
The password for username that is used when testing the initial connection.
This is never saved with a mapped drive, use the win_credential module to persist a username and password for a host.
path
path
The UNC path to map the drive to.
If pointing to a WebDAV location this must still be in a UNC path in the format \\hostname\path and not a URL, see examples for more details.
To specify a https WebDAV path, add @SSL after the hostname. To specify a custom WebDAV port add @<port num> after the @SSL or hostname portion of the UNC path, e.g. \\[email protected]@1234 or \\[email protected].
This is required if state=present.
If state=absent and path is not set, the module will delete the mapped drive regardless of the target.
If state=absent and the path is set, the module will throw an error if path does not match the target of the mapped drive.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
If present will ensure the mapped drive exists.
If absent will ensure the mapped drive does not exist.
username
string
The username that is used when testing the initial connection.
This is never saved with a mapped drive, the the win_credential module to persist a username and password for a host.
This is required if the mapped drive requires authentication with custom credentials and become, or CredSSP cannot be used.
If become or CredSSP is used, any credentials saved with win_credential will automatically be used instead.

Notes

Note

  • You cannot use this module to access a mapped drive in another Ansible task, drives mapped with this module are only accessible when logging in interactively with the user through the console or RDP.
  • It is recommend to run this module with become or CredSSP when the remote path requires authentication.
  • When using become or CredSSP, the task will have access to any local credentials stored in the user’s vault.
  • If become or CredSSP is not available, the username and password options can be used for the initial authentication but these are not persisted.
  • WebDAV paths must have the WebDAV client feature installed for this module to map those paths. This is installed by default on desktop Windows editions but Windows Server hosts need to install the WebDAV-Redirector feature using win_feature.

See Also

See also

win_credential – Manages Windows Credentials in the Credential Manager
The official documentation on the win_credential module.

Examples

- name: Create a mapped drive under Z
  win_mapped_drive:
    letter: Z
    path: \\domain\appdata\accounting

- name: Delete any mapped drives under Z
  win_mapped_drive:
    letter: Z
    state: absent

- name: Only delete the mapped drive Z if the paths match (error is thrown otherwise)
  win_mapped_drive:
    letter: Z
    path: \\domain\appdata\accounting
    state: absent

- name: Create mapped drive with credentials and save the username and password
  block:
  - name: Save the network credentials required for the mapped drive
    win_credential:
      name: server
      type: domain_password
      username: [email protected]
      secret: Password01
      state: present

  - name: Create a mapped drive that requires authentication
    win_mapped_drive:
      letter: M
      path: \\SERVER\C$
      state: present
  vars:
    # become is required to save and retrieve the credentials in the tasks
    ansible_become: yes
    ansible_become_method: runas
    ansible_become_user: '{{ ansible_user }}'
    ansible_become_pass: '{{ ansible_password }}'

- name: Create mapped drive with credentials that do not persist on the next logon
  win_mapped_drive:
    letter: M
    path: \\SERVER\C$
    state: present
    username: '{{ ansible_user }}'
    password: '{{ ansible_password }}'

# This should only be required for Windows Server OS'
- name: Ensure WebDAV client feature is installed
  win_feature:
    name: WebDAV-Redirector
    state: present
  register: webdav_feature

- name: Reboot after installing WebDAV client feature
  win_reboot:
  when: webdav_feature.reboot_required

- name: Map the HTTPS WebDAV location
  win_mapped_drive:
    letter: W
    path: \\[email protected]\tools  # https://live.sysinternals.com/tools
    state: present

Status

Authors

  • Jordan Borean (@jborean93)

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