To use Cloud Drive Mapper for the first time you must first run the Cloud Drive Mapper wizard in our online portal. To do this log on to the IAM Cloud Portal with the log on details provided to you when you signed up for a trial or as a new customer. 

Step 1: Check the pre-requisites

Before you get started it's worth checking the CDM pre-requisites. CDM works in a wide variety of environments, so this step is normally quick and easy. But it's worth checking to make sure CDM is compatible in your environment and also to understand if there are any steps you need to do before you install it - such as ensuring your machines are running the minimum required .NET version. 

Step 2: Add Cloud Drive Mapper to your Microsoft 365 via AAD Enterprise Apps

Cloud Drive Mapper securely talks to the Microsoft Graph API on behalf of your users. This requires our Azure-verified application for CDM to be added to your tenancy. This should be a quick and easy process and is described in this article here.

Step 3: Setting up a mapping group

You can set up one or more groups of mapping configurations. Many customers only need a single group. But if you want to have different drives set-up for different users, for example if you were a school that wanted your students to have OneDrive for Business mapped to O:\, and if you wanted your staff to have OneDrive for Business mapped to S:\ then you can set-up two different mapping groups to reflect this. Each group can have multiple drives mapped to it, e.g. different SharePoint libraries (normally up to about 20 drives).

The following would be a common scenario.

F:\Finance (SharePoint Online)

H:\HR (SharePoint Online)

O:\Home (OneDrive for Business)

Z:\All Company (SharePoint Online)

You can set-up a single group like this for all your users.

Now, let's suppose that not all your users had permission to see your Finance SharePoint library. In this case, you could still set-up the group like above, however when Cloud Drive Mapper came to mapping the drives for a user who did not have access to the Finance SharePoint library, but did have access to everything else, the user would just get their H:\ O:\ and Z:\ drives mapped. And F:\ would be ignored. 

Here is an illustration of our wizard:

Once your first mapping group is created, choose a friendly name and drive letter, this will be displayed in file explorer once the drive is mapped.

Underneath 'Group Name' there is the selection area for 'OneDrive or SharePoint Library'. Here you'll be able to either choose "Other Sharepoint LIbrary" - and insert a URL for a folder mapping OR select "OneDrive"

Sharepoint Folder Example :-  https://<your-tenancy> documents

You can add as many drive classifications with as many drive mapping as you like. 

Once finished click 'continue'. You'll be presented with the screen below. Now you're almost ready to go! At this point click 'continue' and 'finish'. The download section will be available to you in the portal, along with install instructions.

Step 4: Licence keys & mapping groups

When you come round to the install you'll need the licence key, this can be found in your portal as indicated below. Each mapping group has its own licence key. The licence key is what ties the user(s) to the drive settings. 

We recommend that you deploy the licence key using Group Policy, the full guidance of this can be found in this article on CDM deployment.

Step 5: Download and install the client

This step should be self-explanatory, and just involves downloading CDM from our admin portal / resource center, and running the MSI. At that point you should be able to follow the instructions and get up and running. 

If you run into any issues, here is our CDM troubleshooting guide and our guide for enabling logging in the CDM client. And if at anytime you need any assistance then please contact our support desk at who will be happy to help.