As part of a software install/upgrade or maintenance, there may be a need to map a drive across a Jump Server. This allows an administrator to move install and data files to the correct location for continued operations. The following describes the process for temporarily mapping a drive across the Jump Server.
Important: Drive mapping is temporary and all mappings disappear when the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) is disconnected.
- Log into the PCI jump server with the UMROOT\p-uniqname account.
- Launch PCI Desktop.
- Internet Explorer automatically launches RDC.
- Non-Microsoft browsers download an RDC connection file, *.rdp, to launch.
- Open File Explorer and select Map network drive.
- Enter the SMB server and share location in the Folder field.
- Check the Connect using different credentials box and click Finish.
- Complete the prompts using UMROOT\uniqname and take note of the drive letter selected as it will be available in File Explorer.
Presenting Mapped Drives on a Second PCI Server
Present mapped drive content directly to another PCI server by tunnelling it over a jumped RDC connection.
- Launch RDC from the PCI desktop.
Note: Search for Remote Desktop Connection from the Windows start button.
- Open Show Options and click More on the Local Resources tab.
- Expand Drives and check the box next to the mapped drive to tunnel into the PCI server.
- Click OK and then click Connect.
- Locate the tunnelled drives using File Explorer.
Tip: Some applications on the PCI server may not recognize or fully support these tunneled drive mappings as-is. If this is the case, and you cannot copy the remote content locally, assign a local drive letter to the tunneled content.
- Open a command prompt and use the net use command to assign a local drive letter to the tunneled content. Example: net use * \\tsclient\z maps the next available local drive letter to the remote \\tsclient\z drive (the Z: drive mapped above.)
Note: A local-to-your-PCI-server Z:\ drive is also used in this example. These letters may differ in your connection.